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New Release! Chant Compendium 8 with beautiful Gregorian chant

O Quam Suavis Est

O quam suavis est,
Domine, spiritus tuus!
qui ut dulcedinem tuam
in filios demonstrares,
pane suavissimo de caelo praestito,
esurientes reples bonis,
fastidiosos divites dimittens inanes.

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This hymn is short but sincere in expressing love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. It is often used for a Benediction hymn. It makes a reference to the verse in the Magnificat, "He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away." The rich and fastidious (picky) are those whose minds are stuck in this world, who live on a carnal plane. They are like swine, whose eyes are always on the earth, thinking always about how they will fill their belly. They find no delight in spiritual things, though such things are in fact the most rich and satisfying.

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

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