Lamb of God

Agnus dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world)

Agnus Dei
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1
Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.

All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.

2
Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.

All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.

3
Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
grant us your peace.
Grant us your peace. Grant us your peace.

All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
grant us your peace.
Grant us your peace. Grant us your peace.


Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #822

Notes

Agnus Dei Qui tollis peccata mundi. The use of this modified form of part of the Gloria in Excelsis (q. v.), founded on John, i. 29, seems to be referred to in the rubric for Easter Eve in the Sacramentary of St. Gelasius, A.D. 492. In the time of Pope Sergius I. [687-701] it was ordered by him to be sung at the Communion of priest and people…Anastatius Bibliothecarius records this in Historia de Vitis Bomanorum Pontificum. It is the opinion of Bona that Pope Sergius ordered it to be sung thrice; Le Brun, on the contrary, thinks it was only sung once. In the 11th century the last clause of its third repetition, "miserere nobis," began to appear as "dona nobis pacem” and a little later in Masses for the dead, the last clause, instead of "dona nobis pacem,” runs as a special prayer for the departed, "dona cis requiem sempiternam." This occurs also in the English Missals of Sarum, York and Hereford, and is the universal custom of the Roman Church at the present day, which also repeats the words, "Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce Qui tollis peccata mundi,” as the priest turns to deliver the sacramental wafer to the people.
According to the Sarum Use the Agnus Dei was incorporated in the Litany, but only to be sung twice, and the third clause is placed first….

Translations in common use:—
0 Lamb of God, that takest away, &c. By G. Moultrie. This metrical arrangement of the Agnus Dei was first published in the Church Times, July 23, 1864, and his Hymns and Lyrics, 1867, p. 118, in 3 stanzas of 5 lines, and in 1872 was transferred to the Hymnary, with slight alterations in the last stanza.

The Agnus Dei has also come into English use through the German, in the following manner:—
(i.) 0 Lamm Gottea unschuldig. By Nicolaus Decius, or Hovesch, first published in Low German in the Geystlyke leder, Rostock, 1531, and in High German in V. Schumann's Gesang-Buch, Leipzig, 1539… It has been much used in Germany at Holy Communion during the distribution of the elements; on Good Friday, at the close of sermon; and on other occasions.

--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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