Justorum animae

The Offertory for the Feast of All Saints is a text from the deuterocanonical book of Wisdom:

Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt,
et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.
Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori,
illi autem sunt in pace.

The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and the torment of death shall not touch them.
In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die;
but they are in peace.


Composers whose setting of
Justorum animae
our choir has sung


Orlande de Lassus

Charles Villiers Stanford