|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