Sunday, November 15, 2009

What the Missa XI Kyrie (Orbis Factor) was Once Like


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Original Text:

1. Orbis factor rex aeterne, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.
2. Pietatis fons immense, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.
3. Noxas omnes nostras pelle, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.
4. Christe qui lux es mundi dator vitae, eleison.  Christe, eleison.  Christe, eleison.
5. Arte laesos daemonis intuere, eleison.  Christe, eleison.  Christe, eleison.
6. Conservans te credentes confirmansque, eleison.  Christe, eleison.  Christe, eleison.
7. Patrem tuum teque flamen utrorumque, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.
8. Deum scimus unum atque trinum esse, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.
9. Clemens nobis adsis paraclite ut vivamus in te, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.  Kyrie, eleison.


English translation:

1. Maker of the world, King eternal, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
2. O immense source of pity, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
3. Drive off all our evils, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
4. Christ who art the light of the world and giver of life, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.
5. Consider the wounds produced by the devil's art, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.
6. Keeping and confirming thy believers, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.  Christ, have mercy upon us.
7. Thou and thy Father, an equal light, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
8. We know that God is one and three, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
9. Thou, merciful unto us, art present with the Holy Spirit that we might live in thee, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.  Lord, have mercy upon us.
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