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Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Mors stupebit, et natura,
Quid sum, miser, tunc dic-
Quem patronum rogaturus,
Cum vix justus sit securus?
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Quærens me, sedisti lassus:
Shall have few venial faults to find?
The last loud trumpet's wond'rous sound
Must thro' the rending tombs rebound,
And wake the nations under ground.
Nature and death shall with surprise Behold the rise, And view the Judge with conscious eyes.
Then shall with universal dread,
The sacred mystic book be read,
To try the living and the dead.
The judge ascends his awful throne,
He makes each secret sin be known.
And all with shame confess their own.
O then! what int'rest shall I make,
To save my last important stake,
When the most just have
Thou mercy's unexhausted spring!
Redemisti, crucem passus:
Tantus labor non sit cassus.
Juste Judex ultionis,
Donum fac remissionis,
Ingemisco tanquam reus;
Culpa rubet vultus meus;
Preces mese non sunt dignæ:
Ne perenni cremer igne.
Inter oves locum præsta, Et ab hædis me sequestra,
Statuens in parte dextra.
Confutatis maledictis, Flammis acribus addictis, Voca me cum benedictis. Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis,
Gere curam mei finis,
Qua resurget ex favilla.
Whose precious blood the cross did stain:
Let not those agonies be vain.
Thou,whom avenging pow'rs obey,
Cancel my debt (too great to pay)
Before the said accounting day.
Surrounded with amazing" fears;
Whose load my soul with anguish bears;
I sigh, 1 weep: accept my tears.
Thou, who wast mov'd with Mary's grief,
And by absolving of the thief,
Hast given me hope, now give relief. Reject not
prayer, Preserve me from the dan
Which death and gaping hell prepare.
Give my exalted soul a place Among the chosen righthand race,
The sons of God, and heirs of grace.
From that insatiate abyss, Where flames devour and serpents hiss,
Promote me to thy seat of bliss,
Prostrate, my contrite heart I rend,
My God, my Father, and my friend:
Do not forsake me in my end. Well may they curse their second birth,
Who rise to a surviving death.
Huic ergo parce Deus:
Thou great Creator of mankind,
Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis Let guilty man compassion find. Amen. requiem. Amen.
GOSPEL. John xi. 21. 28. At that time: Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith to her: Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her: 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. Believest thou this? She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art come into this world.
OFFERT. Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the flames of hell, and from the deep pit. De liver them from the lion's mouth, lest hell swallow them, lest they fall into darkness: and let the standard-bearer, St. Michael, bring them into the holy light: Which thou promisedst of old to Abraham and his posterity. V. We offer thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of praise and prayers: accept them in behalf of the souls we commemorate this day: and let them pass from death to life. *Which, &c. to V.
SECRET. Have mercy, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the soul of thy servant N. for which we offer this victim of praise, humbly beseeching thy majesty, that by this propitiatory sacrifice he (or she) may arrive at eternal rest. Through.
COMM. Let eternal light shine on them, O Lord, with thy saints for ever: for thou art merciful. V. Grant them, O Lord, eternal rest:
and let perpetual light shine on them. to V.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that the soul of thy servant, which this day hath departed this life, being purified and freed from sin by this sacrifice, may obtain both forgiveness and eternal rest. Through.
On the 3rd, 7th, or 30th Day after Decease, the whole of the foregoing Mass is said, except
COLL. Quæsumus. Admit, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant N. (the third, seventh, or thirtieth day) of whose decease we commemorate, in the fellowship of thy saints, and refresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Through.
SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings we make for the soul of thy servant N., that being purified by these heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy. Through.
P. COMM. Suscipe. Receive, O Lord, our prayers in behalf of the soul of thy servant N., that if any stains of the corruption of this world still stick to it, they may be washed away by thy forgiving mercy. Through.
ANNIVERSARY MASS for the DEAD.
All as on the Day of Decease or Burial, page 558, except
COLL. Deus indulgentiarium. O God, the Lord of mercy, give to the soul (souls) of thy servant (servants) whose anniversary we commemorate, a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of glory. Through.
LESSON. 2 Mach. xii. 43. 46. In those days: Judas the valiant commander making a gather
ing, sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem, for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead; thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection. (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.) And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
and him Because my own Now this
GOSPEL. John vi. 37. 40. At that time: Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me; that cometh to me, I will not cast out. I came down from heaven, not to do will, but the will of him that sent me. is the will of the Father who sent me: that of all that he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again in the last day. And this is the will of my Father who sent me: that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, and I will raise him up in the last day.
SECRET. Favourably hear, O Lord, our humble prayers in behalf of the soul (souls) of thy servant (servants), the anniversary of whose death is this day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of praise; that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it (them) to the fellowship of thy saints.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul (souls) of thy servant (servants) the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both pardon and eternal rest. Through.