Latinised Hymns

O sorrow deep!

O sorrow deep!
Who would not weep
With heartfelt pain and sighing?
God the Father's only Son
In the tomb is lying.

O Jesus blest,
My help and rest,
With tears I pray thee, hear me:
Now, and even unto death,
Dearest Lord, be near me.

J. Rist/W. Douglas

Quis non gemit?
Cui non iit
e pectore singultus?
Unus Patre Genitus
iacet en! sepultus.

Jesu, comes
et requies
subvenias dolenti:
prope vivo sis mihi,
prope morienti.

MM Easter Eve 1999 (3.4.99)