Tenebrae Factae Sunt - by Ramona Luengen

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featuring the Canadian National Youth Choir

directed by James Fankhauser

Tenebrae factae sunt,

dum crucifixissent Jesum Judaei:

et circa horam nonam exclamavit Jesus voce magna:

Deus meus, ut quid me dereliquisti?

Et inclinato capite, emisit spiritum.

Exclamans Jesus voce magna, ait:

Pater, in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum.


Shadows covered the earth,

when the Jews crucified Jesus,

and toward the ninth hour Jesus let forth a great cry,


"My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

And lowering his head, he gave up the spirit.

Jesus, crying out in a great voice, said:

"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

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