War and Peace
Philharmonia Northwest presents “War and Peace” with the Kirkland Choral Society on March 28th, 7:30pm in Meany Hall
Texts of Dona Nobis Pacem
Agnus Dei qui tollis
peccata mundi Dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, you who take away the
sins of the world, grant us peace.
Movements 2, 3 & 4
The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land;
you may almost hear the beating of his wings.
There is no one as of old…
to sprinkle with blood the lintel
and the two side- posts of our doors,
that he may spare and pass on.
‘Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. And none shall make them afraid, neither shall the sword go through their land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Open to me the gates of righteousness, I will go into them.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled;
and let them hear, and say, it is the truth.
And it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues.
And they shall come and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and they shall
declare my glory among the nations.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me,
so shall your seed and your name remain for ever.’
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good-will toward men.
(Adapted from Micah 4:3; Leviticus 26:6; Psalms 85:10 and 118:19; Isaiah 43:9 and 66:18-22, and Luke 2:14)
Dona nobis pacem.