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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Serene Sunday--Non Nobis Domine--Henry V

From Henry V (1989) starring Kenneth Branagh
Non nobis, is a short Latin hymn used as a prayer of thanksgiving and expression of humility. The Latin text derives from Psalm 113:9 (according to the Vulgate numbering), which corresponds to Psalm 115:1 in the King James Version.
It reads...
Non nobis, Domine, non nobis,
Not to us, Lord, not to us
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.
But to Thy name give the glory

I do so much like to post something on Sunday that is soothing and relaxing.  I know that the scene from Henry V is just right after the Battle of Agincourt, but this song is such a beautiful arrangement of a Bible verse.

A little bit of trivia 
The boy being carried by Kenneth Branagh is Christian Bale.
Kenneth Branagh was also Professor Lockheart in the Harry Potter movie, Chamber of Secrets.


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  1. I love coming to your site because you always manage to find some of the best videos, music, etc.I love this one and I never heard of it before. Truly brings serenity to this beautiful day!

  2. I LOVE this song. Our choir at our church did it once, and then I found this video and play it often!

  3. What a pretty song. Thank you for sharing!

  4. lovely. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Hugs and wishes for a lovely week ahead. P.S. The new giveaway has started!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Katherine, and I will be entering your new giveaway.

      For anyone else interested, you can find it here:
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  5. I love that verse in the bible! There is another song I know that has the verse in it! Thanks for the reminder:)

  6. I do not believe I have ever heard that song before. Very pretty.


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