Pie Jesu – Lord Have Mercy

A beautiful and profound song, Pie Jesu, sung here by Hayley Westerna. The song’s lyrics and translation is listed under the video, with my alternative in parenthesis.

Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu,
Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu,
Qui tollis peccata mundi;
Dona eis requiem,
Dona eis requiem. 

Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei,
Qui tollis peccata mundi;
Dona eis requiem,
Dona eis requiem.
Sempiternam, sempiternam requiem.

Lord, have mercy, (or Kind/Sweet Lord Jesus)
Lord, have mercy,
You who take away the sins of the world;
Grant them peace, (or Grant them rest)
Grant them peace. 

Lamb of God, Lamb of God,
Lamb of God, Lamb of God,
You who take away the sins of the world;
Grant them peace,
Grant them peace.
Peace everlasting, everlasting.

by Marko Rupnik, SJ, is a Slovenian Jesuit

In a related post, Dies Irae, a traditional song of intercession for those who have died.

Enjoy them both!