"RORATE" Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Toronto

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Rorate Caeli


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Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One.                           

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1.  Be not angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity: 
     behold the city of the Holy One is become a desert: Sion is
     become a desert: Jerusalem is desolate: the house of thy 
     sanctification and of thy glory, where our fathers praised thee.
     
(Refrain)
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2.  We have sinned and are become as one that is unclean: and we 
     have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind have 
     carried us away: thou hast hidden thy face from us, and hast 
     crushed us in the hold of our iniquity.  
(Refrain)
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3.  Behold, O Lord, the affliction of thy people, and send forth Him 
     Who is to come: send forth the Lamb, the ruler of the earth, from 
     the Rock of the desert, to the mount of daughter Sion: that he 
     may take away the yoke of our captivity.  
(Refrain)
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4.  Be comforted, be comforted, my people: thy salvation cometh 
     quickly: why art thou consumed with grief: for sorrow hath 
     estranged thee: I will save thee: fear not, for I am the Lord thy 

2 comments:

Irenaeus said...

We need this today. Lest we sink into despair.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting! It is beautiful! I hope someday this will be once again sung in every Catholic church.