"In manus tuas, Domine"
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1869
Public DomainAlfred Lord Tennyson, 1869 - Credit: wikimedia commons

‘Into they hands, O Lord!’ (Latin).


In Luke 23:46 (New Testament), Jesus cries out, “Father, into they hands I commend my spirit” before he dies.


“Into Thy hands, O Lord! into Thy hands” are also the last words of the play Becket (1884) by Tennyson. This was adapted by Irving in 1892 and performed repeatedly by him with great success.