Lacrimosa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lyrics


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Lacrymosa dies illa,
qua resurget ex favilla
judicandus homo reus.

Huic ergo parce Deus,
pie Jesu Domine,
dona eis requiem! Amen!




Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Lacrimosa, which is part of his Requiem Mass in D minor, is a mournful and sorrowful plea for mercy and forgiveness from God during the final judgement day. The opening lines "Lacrymosa dies illa, qua resurget ex favilla" translates to "That day of tears and mourning when from the ashes shall arise." The following line, "judicandus homo reus" emphasizes the guilt of the human being who will stand before God and be judged for their actions.


The second stanza of the song is a direct appeal to God as the singer begs, "Huic ergo parce Deus, pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem," which translates to, "Therefore, Lord Jesus, grant them rest. Amen." The repetition of "pie Jesu Domine" emphasizes the singer's desperation and longing for grace and mercy from God.


Overall, the song Lacrimosa conveys a sense of fear and uncertainty about the end of life and the final judgement of God. The lyrics reflect the Catholic belief in a judgement day where every human being will be judged based on their actions on earth, and the mercy and forgiveness sought from God in this song reflects a hope for redemption and eternal rest in the afterlife.


Line by Line Meaning

Lacrymosa dies illa,
That day of tears and mourning,


qua resurget ex favilla
from the dust of earth returning


judicandus homo reus.
Man, the guilty, trembling creature,


Huic ergo parce Deus,
Save him, O Lord, in mercy.


pie Jesu Domine,
Give him eternal rest, O God!


dona eis requiem! Amen!
Amen!




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@sergentgoose8964

Forever set, a precious moon is lost.

The others mourn him, with ceremony grand.

Rising up to heaven, the mighty moon of frost

With a melody from the mourning band.

..

Harvest Barren, wine spilled, lover slumber

beside the bloody scarlet eyes.

Though cut in half, shall be your number

'tis not lost, wherein your advantage lies.

..

Amuse yourself with the entr'acte.

Seek out new friends once in a bind.

Perhaps to the east one can be tracked

the one most needed, you're sure to find.



@iWorkYuhurd

“The calendar loses a precious component.
The remaining months gather to mourn.
The mourners play a melody,
While the eleventh moon quietly rises.

The chrysanthemum withers and falls,
To lie on the ground beside bloody Scarlet Eyes.
But you will remain supreme.
Even after losing half your limbs.

Enjoy the interlude.
Search out new allies.
East is the direction to go.
You will find one who awaits you."



@neila_neila

Lyrics:
Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus
Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus
Huic ergo parce deus
Pie jesu,jesu domine
(Pauze)
Dona eis reqiuem
Dona eis reqiuem
Amen



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@wolfgangamadeusmozart8177

couldn't finish it but here you go

@fazemonke360

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I salute to you sir

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@jobahgaming2449

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@hizbashafwatuddin1153

Lol, your wife told you to not compose this pieace, but you still compose it with selieri when you were sick

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@pranav_ahuja

only 1700s kids will remember

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This needs to get pinned

@NoName-no8ti

What are you talking about it was released 13 years ago in the late 2000’s it’s sarcasm Reddit virgins

@luly_isabot

@@NoName-no8ti it’s a joke lol, they’re saying only people that were born during the time the actual piece was created will remember it, making them the “OGs” or the first people to listen to it

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