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Agnus Dei (Communion Song)

Priory Mass

  • Ostinato refrain:
    Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei,
    miserere nobis.
    Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei,
    dona nobis pacem.
  • Cantor/Solo:
    Lamb of God,
    you take away the sin,
    the sin of the world.
    Give us mercy,
    show us your mercy;
    give us your peace.
© 1996 Mick Truman

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The Priory Mass was written in 1996 for Clare Priory in Suffolk, UK. It has been used during the annual Augustinian pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady at Clare Priory on and off since then.

There were a number of people who inspired and encouraged me to write this mass setting, Fr David Middleton and the musicians and singers in the parish especially, but special mention must be made of Fr Laurence Brassill who started the ball rolling by challenging me to write a music for the Penitiential Rite fifteen minutes before he was going to use it in a Mass that we were going to celebrate with a local school. It grew from there to this whole mass setting used with pilgrims to the Priory as well as in other churches around the UK.

The Gospel Greeting has been published in the hymn book Laudate (Decani Music) which is available from their website »

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themes in this song:

service, Agnus Dei, Lamb of God, Communion Song, Priory

liturgical use:

Agnus Dei, Lamb of God, Communion Song, Priory