LISTEN to a Heavenly "Ne irascaris, Domine" - "Be not Angry, O Lord" by Byrd and Sung by Voces8 Choir - It will Touch Your Soul!

VOCES8 performs William Byrd’s double motet ‘Ne Irascaris Domine’ and ‘Civitas Sancti Tui’ in the Gresham Centre in London.  This was written by the famous English composer William Byrd.  Byrd who was born circa 1540 and died on the 4th of July 1623 was a Renaissance composer who converted to Catholicism during the persecution in England. 
A perfect hymn prayer meditation for Lent! 
Text from the Old Testament, (Isaiah 64 v. 9)
Ne irascaris, Domine, satis
et ne ultra memineris iniquitatis nostrae.
Ecce, respice, populus tuus omnes nos.
Civitas sancti tui facta est deserta.
Sion deserta facta est, Jerusalem desolata est.
Translation - Be not angry, O Lord, still,
neither remember our iniquity for ever.
Behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
The holy cities are a wilderness.
Sion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.