Corpus Christi 2016 – Ave Verum Corpus

The boys of the Senior’s Boy’s Schola  of Glenstal Benedictine Abbey, Limerick, Ireland, sing Ave verum corpus the 14th century hymn to the Blessed Sacrament attributed to Pope Innocent VI appointed to be sung on the feast of  Corpus Christi.


Ave Verum Corpus


Ave verum corpus, natum
De Maria Virgine:
Vere passum immolatum
In cruce pro homine.
Hail, true body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
truly you suffer, offered in sacrifice
on the cross for man.
Cuius latus perforatum
Unda fluxit sanguine:
Esto nobis praegustatum
In mortis examine.
From whose pierced side
flowed the blood:
may we have tasted of you
when we come to the hour of death.
O dulcis, o pie, o Jesu, Fili Mariae,
miserere mei. Amen.

Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

O gentle, loving Jesus, Son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

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