abbey of saint maurice

Ave Verum Corpus
Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint Maurice et Saint Maur de Clervaux
Ave Verum Corpus

Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine, cuius latus perforatum fluxit aqua et sanguine: esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine. O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae.

Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, who having truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: May it be for us a foretaste of the Heavenly banquet in the trial of death. O sweet Jesus, O merciful Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary.