Posts tagged ‘Cecilian Movement’

March 9, 2014

2014-03-09 Notes from the Bench

“Ave Verum” by Anton Bruckner

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate

Ave verum corpus,
natum de Maria Virgine,
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine,
cujus latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.
O Jesu dulcis, O Jesu pie,
O Jesu, fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen.

English translation:

Hail, true Body,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste
[of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death.
O sweet Jesus, O pious Jesus,
O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

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