Good Funeral Music: “Pie Jesus”

The “Pie Jesus” section of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem is gorgeously sorrowful and a lovely selection for large church funerals. Requirements: one church organist with one heck of a soprano or a nice church sound system upon which to play a fine recording like this one.


Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.
Dona eis requiem.
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Translation:
Merciful Lord Jesu,
Give them rest.
Give them rest.
Merciful Lord Jesu,
Give them everlasting rest.

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