Definition and background:
The fifth part of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass. Numerous and varied melodies were composed during the Middle Ages with the text from John 1:29. "Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace." THE ORDINARY MASS Kyrie Gloria Credo Sanctus Agnus Dei "lamb of god". in the mass, the fifth part of the ordinary
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