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Browsing Augustine’s City of God I chanced upon the text of the prophecy of the Erythraean sibyl, which is alluded to in the famous  fragment Dies irae.

Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Here is a thunderous clip from the performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the BBC Proms. Below you can listen to the whole requiem. Dies irae begins at min. 17.00

Ι Judgment shall moisten the earth with the sweat of its standard,

Η Ever enduring, behold the King shall come through the ages,

Σ Sent to be here in the flesh, and Judge at the last of the world.

Ο O God, the believing and faithless alike shall behold Thee

Υ Uplifted with saints, when at last the ages are ended.

Σ Seated before Him are souls in the flesh for His judgment.

Χ Hid in thick vapors, the while desolate…

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Oh God, I don't love You, I don't even want to love You, but I want to want to love You! Theresa of Avila

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