Thursday, 10 May 2012

Requiem Mass Tract

The Tract replaces the Alleluia verse before the Gospel in Masses of a penitential character (eg during Lent - and, for obvious reasons, in a Requiem Mass).

It follows the Gradual immediately. 


Absolve, Domine,
animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
ab omni vinculo delictorum
et gratia tua illis succurente
mereantur evadere iudicium ultionis,
et lucis æternae beatitudine perfrui.

Forgive, O Lord,
the souls of all the faithful departed
from all the chains of their sins
and by the aid to them of your grace
may they deserve to avoid the judgment of revenge,
and enjoy the blessedness of everlasting light.

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