Ave verum corpus

video by Ensemble D.E.U.M

Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine
Vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine
Esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.
O dulcis, O pie, O Jesu Fili Mariae,
Miserere mei. Amen.

Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary,
which in anguish suffered on the cross for men,
from whose pierced side poured water and blood,
be our consolation in our last hour.
O sweet, O kind, O Jesus, Son of Mary,
Have mercy on me. Amen.

So, what did you do with your Sunday night last? We went to a concert of 16th century vocal music sung by the Tudor Choir, where we heard William Byrd's Ave verum corpus and other rockin' hits of the day. Sublime it was.