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Asperges Me is a Latin antiphon said or sung at a Roman Catholic Solemn Mass in all seasons except the Easter (Paschal) season and Palm Sunday. It traditionally accompanies the Asperges, the ritual sprinkling of the congregation by the celebrant with holy water, as part of an entrance ritual, symbolising the cleansing of the people. Its words are taken from Psalm 51 (50):
|Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor,|
Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.
Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.
You will sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop and I shall be cleansed
|Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto</br>Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.||
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
The antiphon is then recited a second time.