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Da pacem Domine
Da pacem Domine is the incipit of two different Latin texts, a hymn and an introit. Both have been the base for compositions to be used in church liturgy, beginning with chant. Paraphrased versions of the hymn were created by Martin Luther in German in 1529, Verleih uns Frieden, also frequently set by composers. In English, the hymn entered the Book of Common Prayer, “Give peace in our time, O Lord”.