charleston, charleston, charleston [lament]

pie jesu domine,
this little light of mine
domine eis requiem.
i’m gonna let it shine
dona eis requiem
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
sempiternam.*

in paradisum deducant te angeli;
amazing grace, how sweet the sound
in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres,
that saved a wretch like me
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.
i once was lost, but now am found…
chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
when we’ve been there, ten thousand years,
et cum lazaro quondam paupere
bright shining as the sun
æternam habeas requiem.
we’ve no less days to sing god’s praise,
æternam habeas requiem.
than when we first begun.
æternam habeas requiem. **

[[may light perpetual shine upon those whose lights we lost today.
hug your family, your friends.
seek peace more today than you did yesterday.
and never, ever, stop working for justice.]]

*pie jesu domine, domine eis requiem. dona eis requiem sempiternam.

merciful lord jesus, grant them rest; grant them eternal rest.

**in paradisum deducant te angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

may the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal jerusalem. may choirs of angels welcome you and lead you to the bosom of abraham; and where lazarus is poor no longer may you have eternal rest.”

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