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Holy Week Liturgy

In Pace, in Idipsum

In Pace, in Idipsum reflects the peaceful rest achieved by a Christian soul. On Holy Saturday Christ lays in the sepulchre, resting serenely with the assurance of wakening to a glorious Resurrection.

In Pace, in Idipsum is the first antiphon of Holy Saturday.
It is here sung by the Ensemble Officium.

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Latin lyrics

In pace, in idipsum,
Dormiam et requiescam.

Cum invocarem, exaudivit me Deus justitiae meae:
In tribulatione dilatasti mihi.

Miserere mei:
Et exaudi orationem meam.

Filii hominum usquequo gravi corde:
Ut quid diligitis vanitatem, et quaeritis mendacium?

Et scitote quoniam mirificavit Dominus sanctum suum:
Dominus exaudiet me, cum clamavero ad eum.

Irascimini, et nolite peccare:
Quae dicitis in cordibus vestris
In cubilibus vestris compungimini.

Sacrificate sacrificium justitiae,
Et sperate in Domino:
Multi dicunt: Quis ostendeit nobis bona?

Signatum est super nos lumen vultis tui, Domine:
Dedisti laetitiam in corde meo.

A fructu frumenti, vini et olei sui:
Multiplicati sunt.

In pace in idipsum:
Dormiam et requiescam.

Quoniam tu, Domine, singulariter in spe:
Constitutisti me.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
Et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

In pace in idipsum,
Dormiam et requiescam.
English translation

In peace, in peace itself, shall I sleep,
And I shall take my rest.

When I called upon Him, the God of my justice heard me:
In my distress, He hast enlarged me.

Have mercy upon me,
And hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye be dull of heart?
Why do you love vanity and seek after lies?

Know ye also that the Lord hath made his Holy One wonderful:
The Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto Him

Be ye angry and sin not:
The things you say in your hearts,
Be sorry for them on your beds.

Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord:
Many say: Who showeth us good things?

The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us:
Thou hast given gladness in my heart.

By the fruit of their corn, their wine and their oil, they are multiplied.

In peace, in peace itself,shall I sleep,
and I shall take my rest.

For Thou, O Lord, singularly
Hast settled me in hope.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now,
And ever shall be world without end. Amen.

IIn peace, in peace itself, shall I sleep,
And I shall take my rest.


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