Translation © by David Wyatt

Ave Christe immolate
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ave Christe, immolate in crucis ara, 
redemptionis hostia: morte tua nos amara 
fac redemptos luce clara tecum frui gloria.

Ave verbum, incarnatum de Maria Virgine, 
panis vivus Angelorum, 
salus et spes infirmorum, 
medicina peccatorum.

Salve corpus Jesu Christi, quod de coelo descendisti 
et populum redemisti, qui in cruce pependisti. 

Jesu bone, fons pietatis, laus Angelorum, 
gloria Sanctorum, spes peccatorum, miserere nobis. 

Salve lux mundi, verbum Patris, hostia vera, 
viva caro, Deitas integra, verus homo.

Ave principium nostrae creationis, 
ave pretium nostrae redemptionis, 
ave viaticum nostrae peregrinationis, 
ave solatium nostrae expectationis, 
ave salus nostrae salvationis. 

Qui hic immolaris pro nobis et sanctificaris, 
juva dies nostros in pace disponi, 
et nos electorum tuorum grege numerari.


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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Hail Christ sacrificed", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: David Wyatt

This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 21
Word count: 113

Hail Christ sacrificed
Language: English  after the Latin 
Hail O Christ, sacrificed on the altar of the cross, 
the offering for our redemption; by your bitter death, 
make us redeemed to enjoy your glory with you in the bright light [of heaven].

Hail o Word, born of the virgin Mary, 
the living bread of the angels, 
the salvation and hope of the weak, 
the cure for sinners.

Hail o body of Jesus Christ, you who descended from heaven 
and redeemed the people, and who hung on the cross.

O good Jesus, fount of holiness, praise of the angels, 
glory of the saints, hope of sinners, have mercy upon us.

Hail light of the world, word of the Father, 
true sacrifice, living flesh, entirely God, but truly man.

Hail source of our creation, 
hail price of our redemption, 
hail provision for our pilgrimage, 
hail comfort of our waiting, 
hail safety of our salvation.

You who are sacrificed here for us and who are sanctified, 
help our days to be peacefully organised, 
and us to be numbered in the flock of your chosen ones.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 21
Word count: 174