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Ave verum Corpus,

natum de Maria Virgine.
Vere passum,

immolatum in cruce pro homine:
Cujus latus perforatum,

unda fluxit sanguine.
Esto nobis praegustatum,

in mortis examine.

O Jesu dulcis, O Jesu pie

O Jesu Fili Mariae,

miserere mei. Amen.


Hail, true Body,

born of the Virgin Mary,

Who has truly suffered,

was sacrificed on the cross for mortals,

Whose side was pierced.

whence flowed water and blood;

Be for us a foretaste (of heaven)

during our final examining.

O Jesu sweet, O Jesu pure,

O Jesu, Son of Mary,

have mercy upon me. Amen.

About the Work

Ave Verum Corpus was premiered by the American Creators Chorus at the Oregon Bach Festival, conducted by Craig Hella Johnson on June 29, 2014.


Ave Verum Corpus
SATB Chorus 
$3.00 per score

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