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Ave Verum

Ave verum corpus, natum
Ex Maria Virgine,1
Vere passum, immolatum
In cruce pro homine.
Cujus latus perforatum,
Vero fluxit sanguine;
Esto nobis prægustatum,
Mortis in examine.
O clemens, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariæ.2
  Jesu, Word of God Incarnate,
Of the Virgin Mary born,
On the Cross Thy sacred body
For us men with nails was torn.
Cleanse us, by the blood and water
Streaming from Thy pierced Side;
Feed us with Thy Body broken,
Now, and in death's agony.
O Jesu, O Jesu hear us, Son of Mary
1 Or De Maria Virgine
2 This additional line was set by Elgar, but not by Mozart
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