I do believe this is the most sublime, transcendent hymn/chant I have ever heard. It is certainly one of my favorites. It is as good an example of polyphony as you will find. It is so gorgeous and moving I am certain it is inspired. When I first heard it, I had great transports and felt as if I had touched that little bit of Heaven that descends at the Mass (or, do we go up?) to make the Consecration possible.
Miserere Mei, Deus, is taken from Psalm 50.
We must always remember that, in spite of the avalanche of human failures in the Church that confront us constantly, THIS is what the Church is really about. Glory, beauty, love, hope, faith, certainty that if we are faithful and correspond with Grace we will enjoy basking in the perfect satisfaction and rest of the Beatific Vision for all eternity.
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