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Cantica sacra

Word count: 114

Song Cycle by Caspar Ett (d. 1847)

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?. Tantum ergo [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: Latin

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GER SPA

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Tantum Ergo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edward Caswall) , "Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chante, langue, du corps", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Heinrich Bone) , "Preise, Zunge"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Canta, oh lengua", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Pange, lingua, gloriosi
Corporis mysterium,
Sanguinisque pretiosi,
Quem in mundi pretium
Fructus ventris generosi,
Rex effudit gentium.

Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intacta Virgine
Et in mundo conversatus,
Sparso verbi semine,
Sui moras incolatus
Miro clausit ordine.

In supremae nocte cenae
Recumbens cum fratribus,
Observata lege plene
Cibis in legalibus,
Cibum turbae duodenae
Se dat suis manibus

Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem efficit:
Fitque sanguis Christi merum,
Et si sensus deficit,
Ad firmandum cor sincerum
Sola fides sufficit.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. Amen.


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