(My favorite from Mozart’s Requiem)
I like misinterpreting lyrics, so I’ll say that the lyrics to this are a mockery of the crucifixtion story. Recordare is Latin for “remember.” As in, “Remember why you suffered on the cross? That was to save me, right? Remember that on judgement day and don’t send me to hell.”
Really. An atheist couldn’t have put it better. The message I hear is “who did you put on that show for, god?” If god really engineered that gory scene to impress humanity, then at least it should serve its stated purpose and keep us all out of hell, repentance &etc be damned!