August 19, 2019

“Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem”

Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem,

Blessed Lord Jesus, grant them rest,

Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem, sempiternam.

Blessed Lord Jesus, grant them eternal rest.


  1. Beautiful!!! I love classical music…who worte this…?

  2. This is one of my Mom’s favorites…it’s Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is beautiful…

  3. Isaac (the poster formerly known as Obed) says

    My favorite rendition of Pie Jesu is the one done by the monks on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Or does that not count?

    • Isaac, I love the humor of that scene, and I’m sure Michael Spencer did too. However, I have posted this tonight as a prayer in memory of Michael’s passing. I already deleted another “Monty Python” comment, and am using yours to encourage folks to listen to this prayerfully as you think of Michael and his family today. There will be time for humor in days to come. Today we remember and pray.

      • Isaac (the poster formerly known as Obed) says

        Apologies. No disrespect intended. And the version you (and others) posted are absolutely gorgeous.

        • Headless Unicorn Guy says

          Hearing “Pie Jesu” and not thinking of Monty Python is like listening to “William Tell Overture” and not thinking of the Lone Ranger, and for much the same reason.

  4. Another Mary says

    Thank you. It’s a lovely post. We still miss him. I expect he and the Lord are having some great discussions. I wish we could listen in.

  5. In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

    (May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest.)

  6. Beautiful. It touches a deep sadness and inner groaning for peace.