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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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