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Lyra Ecclesiastica/First Series/Ave Verum

For other English-language translations of this work, see Ave verum corpus.

AVE VERUM.

Hail, true body born, to suffer,
Of the blessed Virgin's womb,
Who upon the cross didst offer
Man's hilastic hecatomb;

Wounded heart whence flowing over
Mystic blood and water come.
Comfort to our souls recover
In the hour of death and gloom.

Merciful and gentle One
Jesu, Mary's blessed Son.

Amen.