The Lord’s Prayer

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Those attending Christian churches this morning following the most common Lectionaries would, I think, have heard from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 11 (KJV):

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

I don’t know exactly what’s happened with Ysabella Brave. The very likable YouTube sensation who emerged a few years ago was signed to a recording deal, but mysterious machinations intervened and an album has not yet been released. She’s also apparently had serious health problems of late. She achieved YouTube fame initially by virtue of her quite striking karaoke-style cover versions of everything from Moon River to Just Like A Woman. Those clips seem to have fallen afoul of crackdowns by copyright enforcers and are no longer available. However, her original songs are still out there. For my money, the best thing she’s done to date remains her musical adaptation of the Our Father prayer, with the Latin text.

Pater noster, Qui es in coelis,
sanctificetur nomen Tuum;
adveniat regnum Tuum;
fiat voluntas Tua,
sicut in coelo et in terra.

Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a malo.


Something as good as this can cover a veritable multitude of that other kind of stuff on YouTube, if you ask me.

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