Pies Jesu

For those of you who didn’t take two years of high school Latin, Pies Jesu means Pious Jesus. It is a motet, a segment from Dies Irae, a 13th Century Latin hymm.

I’m still replaying pieces from Celtic Woman concerts. Here is another with Chloë Agnew.

The original text, derived from the Dies irae sequence, is as follows:

Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. (×2)
Pious Lord Jesu,
Give them rest.
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem sempiternam.   
Pious Lord Jesu,
Give them everlasting rest.

(This is what happens at Crucis’ Court when I don’t find a topic and my post deadline approaches.)