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SCENE I. - Giuseppe Verdi, Don Carlos: Opera in Four Acts 
Don Carlos: Opera in Four Acts (New York: Fred Rullman, 1920). Metropolitan Opera House, Grand Opera, Libretto.
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Chorus of Monks (in the chapel).
Charles a mighty Emperor once,
Is naught but dust and ashes now;
His haughty soul now suppliant sues
Before his Maker’s throne.
(Kneeling and praying before the tomb).
Vain man! He strove the world to rule,
Forgetting Him who thron’d on high,
Unto the stars their course assigns.
His pride was great, his fault, alas, was impious!
Charles, that mighty Emperor once,
Is naught but dust and ashes now,
His haughty soul now suppliant sues,
Before his Heav’nly Maker’s throne.
For God alone is great—if He doth will,
The heavens and earth alike do bow,
O Father, who thine elect dost ever spare,
Have mercy on the sinful man,
May grace and pardon on his soul descend!
For God alone is great, He alone is great.
Oh! God! Thy fury do not descend on his soul.
God alone is great. He alone is great!
(The day slowly downs.Carlos,wan and haggard, is seen wandering beneath the vaulted cloister. He pauses to listen and uncovers his head. A bell is heard. The Chorus of Monks issues from the chapel, crosses the stage, and is lost in the corridors of the cloister.)