Ave Verum Corpus By: William Byrd

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB
Date: 1610
Language: Latin
Tags: sacred motet original language translation Graudualia Cantiones Sacrae Biblical text 17th-century motet religious

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Gradualia Cantiones Sacrae | Publication Year: 1610
Book Facsimile(s): IMSLP

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Ave verum corpus, Hail true body, Hail, true fleshly Body,
natum de Maria Virgine, born of the Virgin Mary, born here of the Virgin Mary's womb:
vere passum, who truly suffered You who suffered,
immolatum and were sacrificed who accepted
in cruce pro homine: on the cross for mankind, the Cross for the sake of man,
Cuius latus perforatum from whose pierced side from whose side when pierced and broken
unda fluxit sanguine. water flowed, and blood. flowed the water, flowed the blood.
Esto nobis praegustatum Be a foretaste for us Be for us a certain foretaste
in mortis examine: in the trial of death: of dying, of death's ordeal.
O dulcis! O pie! O sweet! O merciful! O loving, O gracious,
O Jesu fili Mariae, O Jesus, son of Mary, O Jesus, Son born of Mary.
miserere mei. have mercy on me. Grant to me Your mercy.
Amen. Amen. Amen.
Pope Innocent VI Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann