Ave Verum Corpus

(Note: Composers frequently repeat, omit, or put phrases out of order.)


Ave, verum corpus
Hail, true body
natum de Maria Virgine,
born of the Virgin Mary,
Vere passum immolatum
Who truly suffered and was sacrificed
in Cruce pro homine,
on the Cross for mankind,

Cujus latus perforatum
Whose pierced side flowed
unda fluxit et sanguine,
with water and blood,
Esto nobis praegustatum
Be for us a foretaste [of heaven]
in mortis examine.
In the test of death

O Iesu dulcis,
Oh sweet Jesus,
O Iesu pie,
Oh pious Jesus,
O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Oh Jesus, son of Mary,
Miserere mei. Amen.
have mercy on me. Amen.