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Leonard Bernstein Mass

Enjoy Ravinia Festival’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s theater piece starring Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot and featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra artistic director Marin Alsop conducts.

AIRED: May 15, 2020 | 1:53:10
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[ Upbeat music plays ]

-♪ I will sing the Lord a new song ♪

♪ To praise Him, to bless Him

♪ To bless the Lord

-Next, on "Great Performances,"

Marin Alsop leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

in Leonard Bernstein's visionary theater piece

"Mass: For Singers, Players, and Dancers."

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-♪ Easy for you to dig my jim jam jive ♪

-Tony-Award-winner Paulo Szot stars in this sprawling

American music extravaganza.

-♪ And it was good -♪ Yeah!

-♪ And it was good -♪ Yeah!

-♪ And it was good -♪ Yeah!

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The Ravinia Festival production of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"

is next.

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-This is...

my church.

This is where I go to ask questions

and to find healing

and to find common ground.

-I love walking around the grounds

when people are watching other concerts

and seeing their intensity --

intense listening,

intense back-and-forth between the artist

even if they're at the very, very back of the lawn.

There's something very personal here.

It feels like it's our essence and our core as artists,

is just in the trees.

This piece,the "Mass" by Leonard Bernstein,

is one of the most avant garde --

It's a piece filled with risk.

It's a piece that challenges us.

It's a piece that comes at us with arms wide open

and also says,

"I'm gonna make you think about the world you live in.

-We have a special responsibility to the arts,

for art is the great democrat

calling forth creative genius from every sector of society,

disregarding race or religion

or wealth or color.

-When Bernstein was asked by JFK's widow,

Jackie Kennedy Onassis,

to write a piece for the opening of the Kennedy Center,

he thought, "Okay, what is singular to JFK?

And fact that Kennedy

was the only Roman Catholic president

came up into his mind,

and he said, "Okay.

I'm gonna use the mass --

you know, really,

the iconic representation of Catholicism --

to hang all of these ideas on

and use it as a structure,

a framework, and a journey.

So, it's not really a mass, per se,

but he uses all the sections of the mass,

all the sort of implications of the offertory,

the communion, the confession --

uses all those in a way to tell his story.

-My father had always, of course, been a champion

of social justice, of peace.

He put all of that into "Mass."

Also, he was a man of faith.

He was very spiritual.

-It's about something complicated.

It's about a crisis of faith --

My father's crisis of faith,

but also, America's crisis of faith,

and it was, you know, the early 1970s.

We were still very much in the turbulence of the 1960s,

and this is what the piece was born out of.

-It was such a critical moment

in the history of the United States,

particularly because of the situation in Vietnam,

because of the transition

to Civil Rights and that whole movement.

It was a hot moment in our history.

-And the opening, of course, was nuts.

So much publicity and excitement.

-It's hard to convey how crazy the whole thing was.

You know, it was the opening of the Kennedy Center,

and it was in Washington, D.C.,

and all the dignitaries were there

and then the government brass,

and so the whole thing was already mega

and, you know, everybody was so gussied up,

and the building was opening, and the piece was premiering.

It was all very uncomfortable

and nervous making.

-"Mass," I think, is the ultimate

moralistic story for Bernstein.

This is the story

about tolerance, about questioning,

about belief, about love, about unity, about brotherhood.

about humankind.

I think it's one

of the most beautiful stories ever told,

and it feels more relevant today

than in 1971, when it was premiered,

and people really didn't know what to make of it.

-So, there's a part in "Mass,"

where they read from letters.

It's a normal part of the Catholic liturgy,

and Kevin Newbury, the director, came up with a fantastic idea,

in which, he invited members of the Street Chorus

to contribute their own letters

that speak to issues that we feel passionate about today

or that make us feel, in some way, in prison,

and so that lends this production

an extra quality of immediacythat, I think, is very powerful.

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-♪ Kyrie -♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Eleison -♪ Kyrie eleison

♪ Kyrie eleison -♪ Kyrie

-♪ Kyrie eleison -♪ Eleison

-♪ Kyrie eleison ♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Kyrie

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♪ Sing God a simple song

♪ Lauda, Laude

♪ Make it up as you go along

♪ Lauda, Laude

♪ Sing like you like to sing

♪ God loves all simple things

♪ For God is the simplest

♪ Of all

♪ For God is the simplest

♪ Of all

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♪ I will sing the Lord a new song ♪

♪ To praise Him, to bless Him

♪ To bless the Lord

♪ I will sing His praises while I live ♪

♪ All of my days

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♪ Blessed is the man who loves the Lord ♪

♪ Blessed is the man who praises Him ♪

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ And walks in His ways

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♪ I will lift up my eyes

♪ To the hills from whence comes my help ♪

♪ I will lift up my voice to the Lord ♪

♪ Singing Lauda, Laude

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♪ For the Lord is my shade

♪ Is the shade upon my right hand ♪

♪ And the sun shall not smite me by day ♪

♪ Nor the moon by night

♪ Blessed is the man who loves the Lord ♪

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ And walks in His ways

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♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ Lauda, Lauda

♪ Di da di day

♪ All of my days

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-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du ba bing, dong ding, dong ding dong ♪

♪ Du ba dingity bing, dingity bang, dingity bong ♪

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong, du bing, du bang ♪

-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Ding dong, ding dong

-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Ding dong, ding dong

♪ Ding dong -♪ Ding dong, ding dong

♪ Ding dong -♪ Du ba dingity bing

♪ Dingity bang, dingity bong -♪ Du ba dingity bing

♪ Dingity bang, dingity bong

-♪ Alleluia!

♪ Alleluia!

♪ Alleluia

♪ Alleluia

-♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong

♪ Du bing, du bang, du bong -♪ Ding dong, ding dong

♪ Ding dong ♪ Ding dong, ding dong

♪ Ding dong -♪ Du ba dingity bing

♪ Dingity bang, dingity bong

-♪ Dingity bang, dingity bong -♪ Du ba dingity bing

♪ Dingity bang, dingity

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-♪ Kyrie eleison!

♪ Kyrie eleison!

♪ Kyrie eleison!

♪ Kyrie eleison!

♪ Kyrie eleison!

♪ Christe eleison!

♪ Christe eleison!

♪ Christe eleison!

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♪ Gloria Patri et Filio

♪ Et Spiritui Sancto!

♪ Gloria Patri et Filio

♪ Et Spiritui Sancto!

♪ Sicut erat in principio

♪ Et nunc et semper

-♪ Amen -♪ Amen

-♪ Amen -♪ Amen

♪ Introibo ad altare

♪ Altare

♪ Introibo ad

♪ Altare dei

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♪ Ad Deum, Ad Deum

♪ Qui laetificat juventutem meam ♪

♪ Ad Deum, Ad Deum

♪ Qui laetificat juventutem meam ♪

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-♪ Asperges me, Domine

♪ Hyssopo, et mundabor

♪ Asperges me, Domine

♪ Asperges me

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♪ Emitte lucem tuam

♪ Et veritatem tuam

♪ Emitte lucem tuam

♪ Et veritatem tuam

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-♪ Ostende nobis, Domine

-♪ Domine

-♪ Misericordiam tuam

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-♪ Vidi aquam egredientem

♪ De templo latere dextro

-♪ Alleluia!

-♪ Et omnes ad quos pervenit

♪ Aqua ista salvi facti sunt

♪ Et dicent

♪ Alleluia

♪ Alleluia-a

♪ Alleluia

♪ Alleluia-a

♪ Alleluia

♪ Alleluia-a

♪ Alleluia!

♪ Alleluia!

♪ Alleluia-a!

-♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison

-♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison

-♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison

-♪ Kyrie eleison

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♪ Here I go, up to the altar of God ♪

♪ In I go, up I go

♪ To God who made me young

♪ To God who made me happy

♪ To God who makes me happy to be young ♪

-♪ Here I go, up to the altar of God ♪

-♪ In I go, up I go, in I go

♪ Up I go, up I go, up I go

♪ To God who made me young

♪ To God who made me happy

♪ To God who makes me happy to be young ♪

♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison!

-♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison!

-♪ Kyrie eleison

-♪ Christe eleison!

-♪ Christe eleison!

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-Alleluia!

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-In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and the Holy Ghost.

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-Let us rise and pray.

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Almighty Father, bless this house,

and bless and protect all who are assembled in it.

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-♪ Almighty Father

♪ Incline thine ear

♪ Bless us and all those

♪ Who have gathered here

♪ Thine angel send us

♪ Who shall defend us

♪ All

♪ And fill with grace

♪ All who dwell

♪ In this place

♪ Amen

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-I confess to Almighty God,

to blessed Mary Ever Virgin,

to blessed Michael the archangel,

to blessed John the Baptist,

to the holy apostles, Peter and Paul...

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-♪ Lord, I could go confess

♪ Good and loud, nice and slow ♪

♪ Get this load off my chest

♪ Yes, but why, Lord, I don't know ♪

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♪ What I say I don't feel

♪ What I feel I don't show

♪ What I show isn't real

♪ What is real, Lord, I don't know, no, no, no ♪

♪ I don't know

♪ I don't know why ev'ry time I find a new love ♪

♪ I wind up destroying it

♪ I don't know why I'm so crazy-minded ♪

♪ I keep on kind of enjoying it ♪

♪ Why I drift off to sleep with pledges of deep resolve again ♪

♪ Then along comes the day and suddenly they dissolve again ♪

♪ I don't know

-♪ What I say I don't feel

♪ What I feel I don't show

♪ What I show isn't real

♪ What is real, Lord, I don't know, no, no, no ♪

♪ I don't know

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-♪ Well, I went to the holy man and I confessed ♪

♪ Look, I can beat my breast

♪ With the best

♪ And I'll say almost anything that gets me blessed ♪

♪ Upon request

♪ It's easy to shake the blame for any crime ♪

♪ By trotting out that mea culpa pantomime ♪

♪ Yes, yes, I'm sad!

♪ I sinned, I'm bad!

♪ Then go out and do it one more time ♪

-♪ I don't know where to start

♪ There's so much I could show ♪

♪ If I open my heart

♪ But how far, Lord

♪ But how far can I go?

♪ I don't know

-♪ If you ask me to join you in some real good vice ♪

♪ Now that might be nice

♪ Once or twice

♪ But don't look for sacraments or sacrifice ♪

♪ They're not worth the price ♪

♪ It's easy to have yourself a fine affair ♪

♪ Your body's always ready, but your soul's not there ♪

♪ Don't count on trust, come love, come lust ♪

♪ It's so easy when you just don't care ♪

-♪ What I need I don't have

♪ What I have I don't own

♪ What I own I don't want

♪ What I want, Lord, I don't know ♪

-♪ If you ask me to sing you verse that's versatile ♪

♪ I'll be glad to beguile you

♪ For a while

♪ But don't look for content beneath the style ♪

♪ Sit back and smile

♪ It's easy for you to dig my jim-jam jive ♪

♪ And, baby, please observe how neatly I survive ♪

♪ And what could give more positive ♪

♪ Plain proof that living is easy when you're half alive ♪

-♪ If I could I'd confess -♪ Easy

-♪ Good and loud, nice and slow ♪

♪ Slow

-♪ Beatam Mariam semper Virginem, precor ♪

♪ Beatum Michaelem Archangelum, ideo precor ♪

♪ Beatum Joannem Baptistam

♪ Sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum ♪

♪ Omnes sanctos, et vos, fratres ♪

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-♪ What I say I don't feel

♪ What I feel I don't show

♪ What I show isn't real

♪ What is real, Lord, I don't know, no, no, no ♪

♪ I don't know

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-♪ Come on, Lord

♪ If you're so great

♪ Show me how, where to go

♪ Show me now, I can't wait

♪ Maybe it's too late, Lord

♪ I don't know

-♪ Confiteor

-God forgive you.

-God forgive us all.

-God be with you.

-And with your spirit.

-Let us pray.

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-Glory to God in the highest,

and peace on Earth to men of good will!

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-♪ Amen -♪ Amen!

-♪ Half of the people are stoned ♪

♪ And the other half are waiting for the next election ♪

♪ Half the people are drowned

♪ And the other half are swimming ♪

♪ In the wrong direction

♪ They call it Glorious Living

♪ They call it Glorious Living ♪

♪ And, baby, where does that leave you? ♪

♪ You and your kind?

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♪ You and your youth and your mind? ♪

♪ Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere

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♪ Half of the people are stoned ♪

♪ And the other half are waiting for the next election ♪

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-♪ There once were days so bright ♪

♪ And nights when ev'ry cricket call seemed right ♪

♪ And I sang Gloria

♪ Then I sang Gratias Deo

♪ I knew a glorious feeling

♪ Of thank you and...

♪ Thank you

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♪ The bend of a willow

♪ A friend and a pillow

♪ A lover whose eyes

♪ Could mirror my cries of Gloria... ♪

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♪ And now

♪ It's strange

♪ Somehow

♪ Though nothing much has really changed ♪

♪ I miss the Gloria

♪ I don't sing Gratias Deo

♪ I can't say quite when it happened ♪

♪ But gone is the

♪ Thank you

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-♪ Half the people are drowned

♪ And the other half are swimming ♪

♪ In the wrong direction

-Let us pray.

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Dear Brothers: This is the gospel I preach;

and in its service

I have suffered hardship like a criminal;

yea, even unto imprisonment...

...but there is no imprisoning the word of God.

-Dearly beloved, we have people in power

who are using hate, fear, and lies

to separate us from each other

and from the ideals for which our country has come to stand.

As a person in a position of privilege and opportunity,

I now realize that we havethe power and, more importantly,

the responsibility to act as both a sword and a shield

for those persons facing oppression

from their own government.

[ Applause ]

-Dear friends and siblings,

I'd like to thank you collectively.

I feel like the luckiest person in the world

that you are the people closest to me.

This recovery is about more than just substances.

It's about acknowledging and removing the blocks that were

preventing me from growing.

I was never able to get this far on my own.

But I'm not alone anymore,

and I have faith that I can make it through the day.

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-♪ You can lock up the bold men ♪

♪ Go and lock up your bold men and hold men in tow ♪

♪ You can stifle all adventure

♪ For a century or so

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♪ Smother hope before it's risen ♪

♪ Watch it wizen like a gourd

♪ But you cannot imprison the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ No, you cannot imprison the Word of the Lord ♪

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♪ For the Word

♪ For the Word was at the birth of the beginning ♪

♪ It made the heavens and the earth and set them spinning ♪

♪ And for several million years ♪

♪ It's endured all our forums and fine ideas ♪

♪ It's been rough

♪ It's been rough, but it appears to be winning ♪

♪ There are people who doubt it ♪

♪ There are people who doubt it and shout it out loud ♪

♪ Oh, they bellow and they bluster ♪

♪ 'Til they muster up a crowd

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♪ They can fashion a rebuttal that's as subtle as a sword ♪

♪ But they're never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ No, they're never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord ♪

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-Dear Granny,

I hope that you were able to rediscover the heart and spirit

of the woman who raised me.

I hope that you know that we still celebrate all of you,

everything that you were,

and everything that you weren't.

To believe that suicide earns you

a one-way ticket to eternal damnation

is heart-shattering and absurd.

I know you are cared for.

Just as you cared for me.

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-Dear brothers and sisters,

please help us.

We are desperate parents.

We are not criminals.

We were not prepared for the nightmare we face here.

It's been more than a year without our children.

They're living in places with strangers.

And each day is more painful than the last.

They no longer recognize our voices.

They cry and feel abandoned

and unloved.

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-♪ All you big men of merit

♪ All you big men of merit who ferret out flaws ♪

♪ You rely on our compliance

♪ With your science and your laws ♪

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♪ Find a freedom to demolish while you polish some award ♪

♪ But you cannot abolish the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ No, you cannot abolish the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ For the Word

♪ For the Word created mud and got it going ♪

♪ It filled our empty brains with blood and set it flowing ♪

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♪ And for thousands of regimes

♪ It's endured all our follies and fancy schemes ♪

♪ It's been tough

♪ It's been tough, but it seems to be growing ♪

♪ O you people of power

♪ O you people of power, your hour is now ♪

♪ You may plan to rule forever

♪ But you never do somehow

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♪ So we wait in silent treason until reason is restored ♪

♪ And we wait for theseason of the Word of the Lord ♪

♪ We await the season

♪ Of the Word of the Lord

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♪ We wait

♪ We wait for the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ God said: Let there be light ♪

♪ And there was light -♪ God said

♪ Let there be night

♪ And there was night -♪ God said: Let there be day

♪ And there was -♪ Day to follow the night

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was good, brother

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was damn, damn good

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-♪ God said: Let there be storms ♪

♪ Storms to bring -♪ Life in all of its forms

♪ Forms such as herds -♪ And gaggles and swarms

♪ Swarms that have -♪ Names and numbers and norms

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was good, brother

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was damn, damn good

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-♪ God said: Let there be gnats ♪

♪ Let there be -♪ Sprats to gobble the gnats

♪ So that the -♪ Sprats may nourish the rats

♪ Making them -♪ Fat, fine food for the cats

-♪ And they grew fat, brother -♪ And they grew fat, brother

-♪ All but the gnats, brother -♪ They all grew fearful fat

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-♪ And God saw it was good -♪ God made it be good

-♪ Created it good -♪ Created the

-♪ Gnats to nourish the -♪ Sprats to nourish the rats

-♪ And all for us big fat cats -♪ Us cats, yow!

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♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God said it's good to be poor ♪

-♪ God said it's good to be poor ♪

-♪ Good men must not be secure -♪ Good men must not be secure

-♪ So if we steal from you

♪ It's just to help you stay pure ♪

-♪ It's just to help you stay pure ♪

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God said take charge of my zoo ♪

-♪ God said take charge of my zoo ♪

-♪ I made these creatures for you ♪

-♪ I made these creatures for you ♪

-♪ So He won't mind if we wipe out a species or two ♪

-♪ Wipe out a species or two

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God said to spread His commands ♪

-♪ God said to spread His commands ♪

-♪ To folks in faraway lands -♪ To folks in faraway lands

-♪ They may not want us there

♪ But, man, it's out of our hands ♪

-♪ But, man, it's out of our hands ♪

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God said that sex should repulse ♪

-♪ God said that sex should repulse ♪

-♪ Unless it leads to results

-♪ Unless it leads to results

-♪ And so we crowd the world

♪ Full of consenting adults

-♪ Full of consenting adults

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God said it's good to be meek ♪

♪ God said it's good -to be meek ♪

-♪ And so we are once a week

-♪ And so we are once a week

-♪ It may not mean a lot

♪ But, oh, it's terribly chic

-♪ But, oh, it's terribly chic

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

♪ And it was good

-♪ God made us the boss -♪ God made us the boss

-♪ God gave us the cross -♪ God gave us the cross

-♪ We turned it into a sword -♪ We turned it into a sword

-♪ To spread the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ To spread the Word of the Lord ♪

-♪ We use His holy decrees -♪ We use His holy decrees

-♪ To do whatever we please -♪ To do whatever we please

♪ Yeah -♪ And it was good

♪ Yeah, and it was good, yeah

♪ And it was damn, damn good

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-♪ God said: Let there be light ♪

♪ And there was light -♪ God said

♪ Let there be night

♪ And there was night

-♪ God said: Let there be day

♪ And there was -♪ Day to follow the night

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was good, brother

-♪ And it was good, brother -♪ And it was...

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-I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord -- -♪ Credo in unum Deum ♪

♪ Patrem omnipotentem ♪

♪ Factorem caeli et terrae ♪

♪ Visibilium omnium et invisibilium ♪

♪ Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum ♪

♪ Filium Dei unigenitum ♪

♪ Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula ♪

♪ Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero ♪

♪ Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri: ♪

♪ Per quem omnia facta sunt ♪

♪ Qui propter nos homines ♪

♪ Et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis ♪

♪ Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ♪

♪ Ex Maria Virgine: et homo factus est ♪

-♪ Et homo factus est ♪

-♪ And was made man

-♪ And was made man -♪ And was made man

-♪ And was made man

-♪ And you become a man

♪ You, God, chose to become a man ♪

♪ To pay the Earth a small social call ♪

♪ I tell you, sir, you never were ♪

♪ A man at all

♪ Why?

♪ You made the choice when to live ♪

♪ When to die

♪ And then become a god again -♪ And was made man

-♪ And was made man

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-♪ And then a plaster god like you ♪

♪ Has the gall to tell me what to do ♪

♪ To become a man

♪ To pay my respect on my knees ♪

♪ Go genuflect, but don't expect guarantees ♪

♪ Oh, just play it dumb

♪ Play it blind

♪ But when I go

♪ Then will I become a god again? ♪

-♪ Possibly yes, probably no

-♪ Yes, probably no

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♪ Give me a choice

♪ I never had a choice

♪ Or I would have been a simple tree ♪

♪ A barnacle in a silent sea

♪ Anything but what I must be ♪

♪ A man

♪ A man

♪ A man -♪ Possibly yes, probably no

-♪ You knew what you had to do

♪ You knew why you had to die

♪ You chose to die, and then revive again ♪

♪ You chose, you rose alive again ♪

♪ But I

♪ I don't know why I should live ♪

♪ If only to die

♪ Well, I'm not gonna buy it

-♪ Possibly yes, probably no

-♪ I'll never say credo

♪ How can anybody say credo?

♪ I want to say credo

-♪ Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato ♪

♪ Passus, et sepultus est ♪

♪ Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas ♪

♪ Et ascendit in caelum: Sedet ad dexteram Patris ♪

♪ Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare ♪

♪ Vivos et mortuos ♪

-♪ You said you'd come again

♪ When?

♪ When things got really rough ♪

♪ So you made us all suffer

♪ While they got a bit rougher, tougher and tougher ♪

♪ Well, things are tough enough ♪

♪ So when's your next appearance on the scene? ♪

♪ I'm ready

♪ Hurry

♪ Went to church for clearance and I'm clean and steady ♪

♪ Hurry

♪ While I'm waiting I can get my bags packed ♪

♪ Flags own, shoes blacked, wings sewn on ♪

♪ Oh, don't you worry

♪ I could even learn to play the harp ♪

♪ You know it

♪ Show it

♪ Hurry

♪♪

♪ Hurry and come again -♪ Sedet ad dexteram Patris ♪

♪ Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare ♪

♪ Vivos et mortuos: Cujus regni non erit nis ♪

♪ Non eritfinis... ♪

♪ World without end

-♪ Whispers of living, echoes of warning ♪

♪ Phantoms of laughter on the edges of morning ♪

♪ World without end spins endlessly on ♪

♪ Only the men who lived here are gone ♪

♪ Gone on a permanent vacation ♪

♪ Gone to await the next creation ♪

♪ World without end at the end of the world ♪

♪ Lord, don't you know it's the end of the world? ♪

♪ Lord, don't you care if it all ends today? ♪

♪ Sometimes I'd swear that you planned it this way ♪

♪ Dark are the cities, dead is the ocean ♪

♪ Silent and sickly are the remnants of motion ♪

♪ World without end turns mindlessly round ♪

♪ Never a sentry, never a sound ♪

♪ No one to prophesy disaster

♪ No one to help it happen faster ♪

♪ No one to expedite the fall

♪ No one to soil the breeze

♪ No one to oil the seas

♪ No one to anything, no one to anything ♪

♪ No one to anything at all -♪ Et in Spiritum Sanctum ♪

[ All singing indistinctly ]

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!

♪ Amen! Amen! Amen!

-♪ I believe in God, but does God believe in me? ♪

♪ I'll believe in any god if any god there be ♪

♪ That's a pact, shake on that, no taking back ♪

♪♪

♪ I believe in one God, but then I believe in three ♪

♪ I'll believe in 20 gods if they'll believe in me ♪

♪ That's a pact, shake on that, no taking back ♪

♪♪

♪ Who created my life?

♪ Made me come to be?

♪ Who accepts this awful responsibility? ♪

♪ Is there someone out there?

♪ If there is, then who?

♪ Are you list'ning to thissong I'm singing just for you? ♪

♪ I believe my singing

♪ Do you believe it too?

♪ I believe each note I sing, but is it getting through? ♪

♪ I believe in F sharp

♪ I believe in G

♪ But does it mean a thing toyou or should I change my key? ♪

♪ How do you like A-flat?

♪ Do you believe in C?

-♪ Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub ♪

-♪ Do you believe in anything that has to do with me? ♪

-♪ I believe in God, but does God believe in me? ♪

♪ I'll believe in 30 gods if they'll believe in me ♪

♪ That's a pact, shake on that, no taking back ♪

-♪ I'll believe in sugar and spice ♪

♪ I'll believe in ev'rything nice ♪

♪ I'll believe in you and you and you and who... ♪

♪ Who'll believe in me?

-Let us pray.

[ Crying ]

Let us pray!

♪♪

-♪ De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine ♪

♪ Ad te, Domine ♪

♪ Domine, audi vocem meam ♪

♪ Fiant aures tuae intentae ad vocem obsecrationis meae ♪

♪ Si delictorum memoriam servaveris, Domine ♪

♪ Quis sustenebit? ♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Singing in Latin ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Sed penes te est peccatorum venia ♪

♪ Ut cum reverentia serviatur tibi ♪

♪ Spero in Dominum, sperat anima mea in verbum eius ♪

♪ Spero

♪ Sperat

♪♪

♪♪

-Memento, Domine.

Remember, O Lord, thy servants and handmaids...

and all here present, whose faith is known to Thee,

and for whom we offer up this sacrifice.

We beseech Thee, in the fellowship of communion,

graciously to accept it

and grant peace to our days.

-♪ Exspectat anima mea Dominum ♪

-[ Singing in Latin ]

-♪ Magis quam custodes auroram ♪

-[ Singing in Latin ]

-♪ Exspectet Israel ♪ -♪ Dominum quia penes Dominum ♪

-♪ Misericordia ♪ -♪ I et copiosa ♪

♪ Penes eum redemptio: ♪

♪ Et ipse redimet Israel ♪

♪ Ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius ♪

♪ Gloria Patri ♪

[ Clapping rhythmically ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Our Father

♪ Who art in heaven

♪ Hallowed be Thy name

♪ Thy kingdom come

♪ Thy will be done

♪ On earth

♪ As it is in heaven

♪ Give us this day our daily bread ♪

♪ And forgive us

♪ Our trespasses

♪ As we forgive those

♪ Who trespass against us

♪ And lead us

♪ Not into temptation

♪ But deliver us from evil

♪ Amen

♪ When the thunder rumbles

♪ Now the Age of Gold is dead

♪ And the things we've clung to ♪

♪ Dying to stay young

♪ Have left us parched and old instead ♪

♪ When my courage crumbles

♪ When I feel confused and frail ♪

♪ When my spirit falters

♪ On decaying altars

♪ And my illusions fail

♪ I go on right then

♪ I go on again

♪ I go on

♪ To say

♪ I will celebrate

♪ Another day

♪ I go on

♪ If tomorrow tumbles

♪ And everything I love is gone ♪

♪ I will face regret

♪ All my days, and yet

♪ I will still

♪ Go on

♪ On

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ Lauda, Lauda di da di day

♪ Lauda, Lauda di da di day

♪♪

[ Bell ringing ] Holy! Holy!

Holy is the Lord God of Hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!

-♪ Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus

♪ Dominus Deus Sabaoth

♪ Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus

♪ Dominus Deus Sabaoth

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Pleni sunt coeli et terra Gloriae tuae ♪

♪ Pleni sunt coeli et terra Gloriae tuae ♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Osanna

♪ Osanna

♪ Osanna

♪♪

♪ Benedictus qui venit in nomine ♪

♪ Qui venit in nomine Domini

♪ Osanna

♪ Osanna

♪ Osanna in excelsis

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Mi

♪ Mi

♪ Mi alone

♪ Is only me

♪ But mi with sol

♪ Me with soul

♪ Mi sol

♪ Means a song is beginning

♪ Is beginning to grow

♪ Make wing and rise up singing ♪

♪ From me and my soul

♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh

♪ Mmm mmmmmm

♪♪

-♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh Adonai

♪ Ts'vaot

♪ M'lo chol

♪ Haaretz k'vodo

♪ Singing holy, holy, holy

♪ Lord God of Hosts

♪ All the heavens and earth

♪ Are full of His glory

♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh

♪ Kadosh Adonai

♪ Ts'vaot

♪ M'lo chol

♪ Haaretz k'vodo

♪ Baruch

♪ Ha'ba

♪ B'shem Adonai

♪ B'shem Adonai

♪ Sanctus

♪ Sanctus

♪♪

-♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Miserere, miserere nobis

♪ Miserere, miserere nobis

-♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Miserere, miserere nobis

♪ Miserere, miserere nobis

♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Dona nobis pacem

♪ Dona nobis pacem

♪ Pacem, pacem

-Hoc est enim Corpus Meum.

♪♪

-♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Hic est enim Calix Sanguinis Mei!

♪♪

-♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Hostiam puram!

-♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Hostiam sanctam.

-♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Hostiam immaculatam.

-♪ Dona nobis pacem

-♪ Pacem, pacem, pacem

♪ Agnus Dei

♪ Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ♪

♪ Dona nobis pacem

♪ Dona nobis pacem

♪ Pacem, pacem

-Let us pray.

-♪ Agnus Dei

♪♪

♪ Qui tollis peccata mundi

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Miserere nobis

-Non sum dignus, Domine.

-♪ Agnus Dei

♪♪

♪ Qui tollis peccata mundi

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Miserere nobis

-I am not worthy, Lord.

-♪ Agnus Dei

♪♪

♪ Qui tollis peccata mundi

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Corpus! -♪ Pacem

-Calix! -♪ Pacem

♪ Pacem

♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Panem! -♪ Nobis pacem

♪ Pacem

♪ Dona nobis pacem

-Ah! -♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

♪ Dona nobis

♪ Nobis pacem, pacem dona

-♪ We're not down on our knees

♪ We're not praying

♪ We're not asking you please, we're just saying ♪

-♪ Give us peace now and peace to hold on to ♪

♪ And, God, give us some reason to want to ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ You worked six days and rested on Sunday ♪

♪ We can tear the whole mess down in one day ♪

♪ Give us peace now, and we don't mean later ♪

♪ Don't forget you were once our Creator ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ We've got quarrels and qualms and such questions ♪

♪ Give us answers, not psalms and suggestions ♪

-♪ Give us peace that we don't keep on breaking ♪

♪ Give us something, or we'll just start taking ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ We're fed up with your heavenly silence ♪

♪ And we only get action with violence ♪

♪ So if we can't have the world we desire ♪

♪ Lord, we'll have to set this one on fire ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ We're fed up with your heavenly silence ♪

♪ And we only get action with violence ♪

♪ So if we can't have the world we desire ♪

♪ Lord, we'll have to set this one on fire ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ We're fed up with your heavenly silence ♪

♪ And we only get action with violence ♪

♪ So if we can't have the world we desire ♪

♪ Lord, we'll have to set this one on fire ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

♪ We're fed up with your heavenly silence ♪

♪ And we only get action with violence ♪

♪ So if we can't have the world we desire ♪

♪ Lord, we'll have to set this one on fire ♪

♪ Dona nobis, dona nobis

-♪ Pacem

♪ Pacem

♪ Pacem

[ Gasping ]

Look.

♪♪

♪ Isn't that odd?

♪♪

♪ Red wine

♪ Isn't red

♪ At all

♪ It's sort of brown

♪ Brown and blue

♪ I never noticed that

♪♪

♪ What are you staring at?

♪ Haven't you ever seen an accident before? ♪

♪♪

♪♪

Look.

♪ Isn't that odd?

♪ Glass shines

♪ Brighter

♪ When it's broken

♪ I never noticed that

♪ How easily

♪ Things get broken

[ Breathing heavily ]

♪ How easily

♪ Things get broken

♪ Glass

♪ And brown wine

♪ Thick like blood

♪ Rich like honey and blood

Hey.

Don't you find that funny?

I mean, it's supposed to be blood.

♪ I mean, it is blood

♪ His

♪ It was

♪ How easily

♪ Things get broken

♪ What are you staring at?

♪ Haven't you ever seen an accident before? ♪

♪♪

♪ Come on, come on, admit it

♪ Confess it was fun

♪ Wasn't it?

♪ You know it was exciting to see what I've done ♪

♪ Come on, you know you loved it ♪

♪ You're dying for more

♪ Wasn't it smashing to see it all come crashing ♪

♪ Right down to the floor

♪ Right

♪ You were right, little brothers ♪

♪ You were right all along

♪ Little brothers and sisters, it was I who was wrong ♪

♪ So earnest, so solemn, as stiff as a column ♪

♪ "Lauda, Lauda, Laude"

♪ Little brothers and sisters, you were right all along ♪

♪ It's got to be exciting

♪ It's got to be strong

♪ Come on

♪ Come on and join me

♪ Come join in the fun

♪ Shatter and splatter, pitcher and platter ♪

♪ What do we care?

♪ We won't be there

♪ What does it matter?

♪ What does it matter?

♪ Our Father

♪ Who art in heaven

♪ Haven't you ever seen an accident before? ♪

♪♪

♪ Listen

♪♪

♪ Isn't that odd?

♪♪

♪ We can be

♪ So still

♪ Still and

♪ Numb

♪ How easily

♪ Things get quiet

♪ Quiet

♪ God is very ill

♪ We must

♪ All be very still

♪ His voice

♪ Has grown so small

♪ Almost

♪ Not there at all

♪ Don't you cry

♪ Lullaby

♪ Sleep

♪ Sleep

♪♪

Shh!

♪♪

Shh!

♪♪

♪ Pray, pray

♪ You sons of men

♪ Don't let

♪ Him die again

♪ Stay

♪ Oh, stay

♪ Domine

Stay.

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Why are you waiting?

♪ Just go on without me, stop waiting ♪

♪ What is there about me that you've been respecting ♪

♪ And what have you all been expecting to see? ♪

♪ Take a look, there is nothing but me under this ♪

♪ There is nothing you'll miss

♪ Put it on, and you'll see any one of you ♪

♪ Can be any one of me

♪ What?

♪ Are you still waiting?

♪ Still waiting for me

♪ Me alone to sing you into heaven ♪

♪ Well, you're on your own

♪ Come on, say it

♪ What has happened to all of your vocal powers? ♪

♪ Sing it, pray it

♪ Where's that mumbo and jumbo I've heard for hours? ♪

♪ Praying and pouting, braying and shouting litanies ♪

♪ Chanting epistles, bouncing your missals on your knees ♪

♪ Go on whining, pining, moaning, intoning ♪

♪ Groaning obscenities

♪ Why have you stopped praying? ♪

♪ Stopped your Kyrieing?

♪ Where is your crying and complaining? ♪

♪ Where is your lying and profaning? ♪

♪ Where is your agony, where is your malady? ♪

♪ Where is your parody of God

♪ Said

♪ Let there be and there was

♪ God said

♪ Let there Beatam Mariam semper Virginem ♪

♪ Beatam miss the Gloria

♪ I don't sing

♪ Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuamen ♪

♪ Amen, Amen

♪ I'm in a hurry

♪ And come again

♪ When

♪ You said

♪ You'd come

♪ Come love, come lust

♪ It's so easy if you just don't care ♪

♪ Lord, don't you care

♪ If it all ends today

♪ Profundis clamavi

♪ Clamavi

♪ Ad te, Domine

♪ Ad Dominum

♪ Ad Dom--

♪ Adonai

♪ don't know

♪ I don't nobis

♪ Miserere nobis

♪ Mi

♪ Mi alone

♪ Is only me

♪ But mi with s--

♪ Me with s--

♪ Mi

♪ Oh, I suddenly feel

♪ Every step I've ever taken

♪ And my legs are lead

♪♪

♪ And I suddenly see

♪ Every hand I've ever shaken

♪ And my arms are dead

♪ I feel every psalm

♪ That I've ever sung

♪ Turn to wormwood

♪ Wormwood on my tongue

♪ And I wonder

♪ Oh, I wonder

♪ Was I ever really young?

♪ Was I ever really young?

♪♪

♪♪

♪ It's odd

♪ How all my body trembles

♪ Like all this mass

♪ Of glass on the floor

♪ How fine it would be

♪ To rest my head

♪ And lay me down

♪ Down in the wine

♪ Which never was really red

♪♪

♪ But sort of

♪ Brown

♪ And let not

♪ Another word

♪ Be spoken

♪ Oh

♪ How easily

♪ Things get broken

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Gasping ]

[ Gasps ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Sing God a secret song

♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda

♪ Lauda

♪ Laude

-♪ Lauda

♪ Lauda

♪ Laudate

-♪ Laude

♪ Deum

-♪ Laudate Eum

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Lauda

♪ Laude

♪ Lauda

♪ Laude

♪ Laude

♪ Deum

♪ Laude Eum

♪♪

-♪ Lauda

♪ Lauda

♪ Laudate

♪♪

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Laudate Deum

-♪ Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Deum

-♪ Lauda

-♪ Lauda

-♪ Deum

-♪ Deum

-♪ Pax tecum

♪♪

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda Deum, Laudate Eum

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Lauda, Laude

-♪ Laudate Deum

-♪ Laudate Deum

-♪ Deum

-♪ Deum

-♪ Deum

-♪ Lauda

-♪ Almighty Father

♪ Incline Thine ear

♪ Bless us

♪ And all those

♪ Who have gathered here

♪ Thine angel send us

♪ Thine angel send us

♪ Who shall defend us all

♪ Who shall defend us all

♪ And fill with grace

♪ All who dwell

♪ In this place

♪ Amen

♪ Amen

-The Mass is ended.

Go in peace.

♪♪

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