Ave verum corpus
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT FIN FRE
Ave verum corpus, 
natum de Maria Virgine:
Vere passum, immolatum 
in cruce pro homine:
Cuius latus perforatum, 
unda fluxit sanguine:
Esto nobis prægustatum 
[in mortis examine]1.
[O Jesu dulcis, o Jesu pie, 
O Jesu Fili Dei et Mariæ.]2

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Note: the text is often attributed to Pope Innocent VI (?-1362)
1 Elgar, Josquin: "Mortis in examine"
2 omitted by Mozart; Byrd: "O dulcis, O pie, O Jesu, Fili Mariæ, miserere mei. Amen"; Elgar: "O clemens, o pie, o dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariæ"; Josquin: "O dulcis, O pie, O Jesu Fili Virginis Mariæ"


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edward Francis Garesché) , title 1: "Hail, true Body, truly born of the Virgin Mary mild"
  • FRE French (Français) (Ton Rooijmans) , title 1: "Nous vous saluons, vrai corps du Christ"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-07-26
Line count: 10
Word count: 38