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New Release! Chant Compendium 8 with beautiful Gregorian chant

Ave Verum Corpus

Ave verum Corpus natum
de Maria Virgine:
Vere passum, immolatum
in Cruce pro homine.

Cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
Esto nobis praegustatum
mortis in examine.

O Iesu dulcis!
O Iesu pie!
O Iesu fili Mariae.

Click here for an English translation.

This hymn is short but sincere in expressing love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, the same Jesus born of the Virgin Mary. It is often used for a Benediction hymn. It makes a reference to a verse in the Vidi Aquam, "I saw water coming forth from the temple on the right side, alleluia:". When Our Lord's side was pierced on Calvary, blood and water flowed from His open side, from which was born the Church, His bride. Just as Adam's bride was taken from his side, so also the New Adam, Christ.

This is found on the following CD(s): Chant Compendium 1, and Chant Compendium 2.

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