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Elfen Lied – Lilium

Elfen Lied was the first anime I really got into. Granted, it’s only 13 episodes, gory as can be, and really not recommendable to 15-year-olds, which is how old I was when I first watched it.

The opening to the anime remains one of my all-time favorite songs from any anime series. Composed by Kumiko Noma (小黒久美子) and arranged by yours truly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV6eDvgiG4

Lilium sheet music

Lyrics

(With thanks to AnimeLyrics.com)

Os iusti meditabitur sapientiam,
Et lingua eius loquetur indicium.

Beatus vir qui suffert tentationem,
Quoniqm cum probates fuerit accipient coronam vitae.

Kyrie, fons bonitatis.
Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison.

O quam sancta, quam serena,
Quam benigma, quam amoena esse Virgo creditur.
O quam sancta, quam serena,
Quam benigma, quam amoena,
O castitatis lilium.

Kyrie, fons bonitatis.
Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison.

O quam sancta, quam serena,
Quam benigma, quam amoena,
O castitatis lilium.