Go the Mass is Ended Children of the Lord

This is an energetic, cheerful recessional hymn.   It was written by English teacher and religious sister, Maria Lydia Pereia (b 1920), and first published in Hymns Old and New - A Hymnbook for the Irish Church in 1977.

It is one of a category of hymns which were written to teach people about parts of the liturgy. As such, it was useful when first written - but less so today, except for working with children. However it is still included in the 2009 Catholic edition of Hymns Old and New, and this book is the best source of sheet music for the song.

The unnamed tune was written by Pereia, and has a 4/4 time signature. In they key of E the first few notes are E C E A cc.

It is not the same as Sebastian Temple's song The Mass is Ended - or another song by Pereira which starts "Now the Mass is ended, it's time to go".

Jesus looking at the message Go, the Mass is ended, Children of the Lord


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Examples

Choir? and congregation with organ - recorded live in a church service:


Small group with organ backing:


Instrumental - electronic organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song has three verses, each one is eight lines long.

A rough outline is:
Go, the Mass is ended, children of the Lord.
.... And he loves ev’ryone.

2 Go, the Mass is ended, take his love to all.
.... The peace and joy of Christ.

3 Go, the mass is ended, strengthened in the Lord,
... To make God known and loved.

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1 Go, the Mass is ended, children of the Lord.
Take his Word to others.
As you’ve heard it spoken to you
Go the Mass is ended, go and tell the world
The Lord is good, the Lord is kind,
And He loves evr'yone.

2 Go, the Mass is ended, take his love to all
Gladden all who meet you

Fill their hearts with hope and courage.
Go the Mass is ended, fill the world with love,
And give to all what you’ve received
The peace and joy of Christ.

3 Go, the Mass is ended, strengthened in the Lord,
Lighten ev’ry burden,
Spread the joy of Christ around you
Go, the Mass is ended, take his peace to all.
This day is yours to change the world
To make God known and loved.

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