Give rest O Lord (Kiev melody)

Music: Kontakion (Kiev Melody) arranged Sir William Parrott
Words: Eastern Orthodox Memorial Service;
translated W. J. Birkbeck (1869-1916)


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Choir a capella

Give Rest, O Christ (The Kontakion)

Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints:
where sorrow and pain are no more;
neither sighing but life everlasting.
Thou only art immortal, the creator and maker of man:
and we are mortal formed from the dust of the earth,
and unto earth shall we return:
for so thou didst ordain, when thou created me saying:
“Dust thou art und unto dust shalt thou return.”
All we go down to the dust;
and weeping o’er the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.