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Benedictus Dominus

Blessed be the Lord

Deus Israel : quia God of Israel, because visitavit, et fecit he hath visited and redemptionem plebis wrought the redemption of his people. And hath raised up a horn of salvation to us in the house of David his servant.


Et erexit cornu salutis nobis: in domo David pueri sui.

Sicut locutus est per os sanctorum, qui a sæculo sunt prophetarum ejus :

Salutem ex inimicis nostris, et de manu omnium qui oderunt


Ad faciendam mise- To perform mercy ricordiam cum patri- to our fathers: and bus nostris et me- to remember his holy morari testamenti sui covenant.


As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning:

Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate


Jusjurandum, quod The oath which he juravit ad Abraham swore to Abraham our patrem nostrum, dá- father, that he would turum se nobis. grant to us.

Ut sine timore, de manu inimicorum nos

That being delivered from the hand of trorum liberati, ser- our enemies, we may

viamus illi:

In sanctitate et justitia coram ipso, omnibus diebus nostris.

Ad dandam scientiam salutis plebi ejus, in remissionem pec

catorum eorum :

Per viscera misericordiæ Dei nostri: in quibus visitavit nos Óriens ex alto:



In holiness and

justice before him, all our days.

Et tu puer, propheta And thou, child, Altissimi vocaberis : shalt be called the præibis enim ante prophet of the most faciem Domini parare High: for thou shalt vias ejus : go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways:

Illuminare his qui in tenebris et in umbra mortis sedent: ad dirigendos pedes nostros in viam pacis.

him without

To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins:

Through the bowels of the mercy of our God: in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:

To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet in the way of


Requiem æternam

Eternal rest give

dona ei, Domine, et unto him, O Lord.


lux perpetua luceat And let perpetual light shine upon him. Ant. I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live and every one that liveth and believeth in me, shall not die for ever.

Ant. Ego sum resurrectio et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet: et omnis qui vivit et credit in me, non morietur in æternum.

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Let us pray. Fac, quæsumus, DoGrant this mercy, mine, hanc cum servo O Lord, we beseech tuo defuncto (vel fa- thee, to thy servant mula tua defuncta) (or handmaid) departmisericordiam, ut fac- ed, that he may not torum suorum, in receive in punishment pœnis non recipiat the requital of his vicem, qui tuam in deeds, who in desire votis tenuit volunta- did keep thy will tem: ut sicut hic eum and as the true faith vera fides junxit fide- here united him to the lium turmis, ita illic company of the faitheum tua miseratio ful, so may thy mercy societ angelicis choris. unite him above to Per Christum Domi- the choirs of Angels. num nostrum. Through Christ our


R. Amen.

R. Amen.

V. Requiem æter- V. Eternal rest give nam dona ei, Domine. to him, O Lord.

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Then for the living there may be added:
Let us pray.

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that whilst we lament the departure of thy servant, we may always remember that we are most certainly to follow him. Give us grace to prepare for that last hour by a good and holy life, that we may not be taken unprepared by sudden death; but may be ever on the watch, that, when Thou shalt call, we may go forth to meet the Bridegroom, and enter with him into glory everlasting. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

On returning from the grave to the Church or Sacristy is recited :

Ant. Si iniquitates Ant. If thou, O vaveris, Domine, Lord, wilt mark ini

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