Princess Diana's Funeral Part 15: Verdi Requiem, Performed by Lynne Dawson

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Second verse of Holst's 'I Vow to Thee, My Country' which was Diana's favourite hymn:

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;

we may not count her armies, we may not see her King;

her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;

and soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
and her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.

Followed by:

A reading by Diana's eldest sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale: 'Turn Again to Life' where she reads the apt words on Diana's passing, "Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine". To fulfill this sentiment, the Princess Diana Memorial Fund was established in the autumn of 1997 with the direction of the then Chancellor of the Exchequer and now Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. Its website can be found at http://www.theworkcontinues.org

There then follows an outstanding performance by one of Britain's most popular operatic Sopranos, Lynne Dawson with Verdi's Requiem. Lynne's website has her diary from the time she made her remarkable performance before a live TV audience of over two billion people.
http://www.lynnedawson.co.uk/diana.html

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna, in die illa tremenda quando coeli movendi sunt, et terra:

dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem.

Tremens factus sum ego et timeo, dum discussio venerit, atque ventura ira.

Dies illa, dies irae, calamitatis et miseriae, dies magna et amara valde.

Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Translation from Latin:

Deliver me, O Lord, from eternal death in that dread day when the heavens and the Earth shall be shaken, and you will come to judge the world by fire.

I tremble in awe of the judgment and the coming wrath.
Day of wrath, day of calamity and woe, great and exceeding bitter day.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Acknowledgement: I would like to thank Lynne for linking to this video from her website and for her touching and wonderful performance on that day in 1997.

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