Maria Nuova, and the "Kyrie eleison" was chaunted a hundred times.
"Kyrie eleison," repeated the throng in that murmur which runs over all heads, like the waves of a troubled sea.
The fire was then kindled, and his voice as it audibly prayed in the words of the “Kyrie eleison” was soon stifled in the smoke.
Louder and louder sounded the "Kyrie eleison," with more and more valour and joy of victory the Christians pressed forward.
The first, which was the Kyrie eleison, is in D major, a movement full of fire and deep religious feeling.
early 13c., Greek liturgical formula, adopted untranslated into the Latin mass, literally "lord have mercy" (Ps. cxxii:3, Matt. xv:22, xvii:15, etc.). From kyrie, vocative of kyrios "lord, master" (see church) + eleeson, aorist imperative of eleo "I have pity on, show mercy to," from eleos "pity, mercy" (see alms).