pie jesu = pious jesus; the full lyrics are:

“Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.

Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem sempiternam.”


Pie Jesu is a frequently sung hym. It originates from "Dies irae" (English: Day of Wrath), the author of the Latin hymn is not 100% known. But we believe it was written by Thomas of Celano or Latino Malabranca Orsin. It’s one of the most popular hymns from Latin and still sung in churches all over the world today. If you translate pie jesu from Latin to English it means "Pious Jesus". All the lyrics from the song are translated as: "Pious Lord Jesus, Give them rest. Pious Lord Jesus, Give them everlasting rest.” These are perhaps the most famous lyrics in the modern world from a latin song. Some of the most famous renditions of the song are from Anne Dudley, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Paul Miles-Kingston. On YouTube/Vevo, there was a viral edition of it made by Celtic Woman. That can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6RSB39DMfM.

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