Pie Jesu performed by Sissel Kyrkjebø

Exquisite! Perfect, clear, heart song. Incredible voice and presentation… wow! Brings tears. A beautiful, compassionate plea to Jesus to end suffering in the world.

Sissel Kyrkjebø, Song: Pie Jesu, Album: My Heart (2004),  Label: Decca. The video is from her PBS concert ‘All Good Things’ available on DVD. Official website: www.sissel.net.

Pie Jesu as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Latin):

°Pie Jesu
°Qui tollis peccata mundi   
°Dona eis requiem

Agnus dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona eis requiem
Sempiternam

English translation:

Kind Jesus
You, who takes away the sins of the world,
Grant them rest.

Lamb of God
You, who takes away the sins of the world,
Grant them rest.
Eternal.

Sissel Kyrkjebø (known as Sissel) born June 24, 1969 in Bergen, Norway is a soprano. She is best known for singing the Olympic Hymn at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Norway. Sissel is one of the world’s top crossover sopranos who sings pop, folk, classical and operatic arias. Sissel on Facebook.

~Bonnee Klein Gilligan

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