One of the most beautiful versions of the Agnus Dei you'll ever hear

May 18, 2010 by  
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When you can, stop what you’re doing, close your eyes, and let this gorgeous hymn wash over you. Let it inebriate your spirit with joy and gratitude to the Lord Who loves you so much that He died for you to redeem you and save you from your sins. Dial the volume up and let this magnificent prayer carry you heavenward to the throne of the victorious Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world. Praise Him.

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23 Responses to “One of the most beautiful versions of the Agnus Dei you'll ever hear”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Liz Nazareth said … Awesome, God is music. Touched my heart, Soul & spirit. Great feeling of peace & calm after a stressful day at work.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Also try Lauridsen's, from his "Lux Aeterna," if you haven't heard it.

  3. Patrick Madrid says:

    That's weird, Jay. I hear the words quite clearly. It's all in Latin, of course, so if you are not accustomed to praying the prayer in Latin, I could see why it might be less easy to follow. But I hear it all just fine.

  4. jayeverett says:

    Beautiful music but we are unable to recognize the words. This is the problem with music in the Church today. Should we have music for the sake of music or music for the sake of GOD? Would the Lords Prayer have meaning if all you could recognize was the music?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yes, it is very beautiful. My favorite of Mr. Jenkin's however is "Benedictus." I agree that "The Priests" have done Agnus Dei and Benedictus very well.

  6. Patrick Madrid says:

    Yes, musically astute. Wet blanket. Yawn.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes, Beautiful, Repetitious.
    A suggestion for those who are impressed: listen to AVE MARIA (sung by Andrea Bocelli) to Sergei Rachmaninoff's 'vocalese', and if you like that lush ethereal music which speaks to the soul, the entire Requiem of Gabriel Faure, or his Pavanne, or the "Kyrie" from the Kodaly Mass (Missae Brevis, or Louis Vierne's "Stele pour un enfant defunt" for organ. For those who need ref. Nos. of MP3 discs or the printed music, eMail are available from your music supplier'

  8. mike says:

    Beautiful and deep, a washing of the soul, a meditation like the waves of the sea bringing the life of the deep to the shore of my tired soul.

  9. Our Family says:

    I own this album, such great music! The whole album is awesome!

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  11. David says:

    I really don't care for it that much because it emphasizes the music too much and the words are stretched too much that their significance is lost.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Back at my computer after visiting the Holy Presence in the Eucharist at my church, I opened accidentally to this and was moved to tears.
    Thank You.


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  14. Matt K says:

    Wait, you mean there's something more beautiful than "On Eagles' Wings" being strummed on a guitar? My parish's choir would beg to differ…

  15. Emilio says:


    No wonder His Holiness Benedict XVi, loves the music. Music like thie, brig us closer to God.

    Patrick this was a pretty gift for the soul and the ears. Thank you.


  16. Anonymous says:

    The Dies Irae from this setting has the opposite effect of this Agnus Dei.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Very nice but I prefer the one sung by The Irish Priests in their first CD.

  18. Roland's Dad says:

    That was very beautiful and relaxing, thanks!

  19. Rchll Hnn. says:

    My Lord My God Help me To Love You Above all & to be a light in darkness. Amen.

  20. Soutenus says:

    I just sent this to my FB page . . . do you know what the captcha was?

    "peaceful is"

    Coincidence? I think not. God is in every detail.
    Thank you for finding and posting this, Patrick.

  21. Joseph Antoniello says:

    This is the first time since I first heard Part's Magnificat ( ) that I have been moved to the very core. Thank you Patrick for posting this…gorgeous.

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