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Agnus Dei
The story behind the War Requiem
Tenor
One ever hangs where shelled roads part.
In this war He too lost a limb,
But His disciples hide apart;
And now the Soldiers bear with Him.
Chorus
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona eis requiem.
Chorus
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
grant them rest.
Tenor
Near Golgatha strolls many a priest,
And in their faces there is pride
That they were flesh-marked by the Beast
By whom the gentle Christ's denied.
Chorus
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona eis requiem.
Chorus
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
grant them rest.
Tenor
The scribes on all the people shove
and bawl allegiance to the state,
Chorus
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi...
Chorus
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world...

Tenor
But they who love the greater love
Lay down their life; they do not hate.

Chorus
...Dona eis requiem.
Chorus
...Grant them rest.
Tenor
Dona nobis pacem.
PEACE PLEDGE UNION
working for peace since 1934