Lamb of God
- Congregation for Divine Worship, 12 September 2012
- This alteration is effective immediately, and affects all existing and future musical settings of the Lamb of God.
- The relevant paragraph [of the bishops' document, "Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship"] now reads (new text in underline):
- 188. The supplicatory chant Agnus Dei accompanies the Fraction Rite. It is, "as a rule, sung by the choir or cantor with the congregation responding; or it is, at least, recited aloud. This invocation accompanies the fraction and, for this reason, may be repeated as many times as necessary until the rite has reached its conclusion, the last time ending with the words dona nobis pacem (grant us peace)" (GIRM, no. 83). The Agnus Dei should not be prolonged unnecessarily (see GIRM, no. 83) nor may other texts be added to this chant.