Sacris sollemniis

                                                                                       Schola Sancte Scholasticae and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK

Sacris sollemniis LATIN JPEG

1.   Let joy be joined to sacred solemnities,
      and let praise ring out from the depths of the heart;
      let the old pass away, let all be made new,
      hearts, voices and works.

2.   The Last Supper of that night is commemorated
      in which Christ is believed to have given his brethren
      the lamb and the unleavened bread,
      in accordance with the Law’s dispensation
      given to their fathers of old.

3.   He gave to the weak the meal of His Body,
      and He gave to the sorrowful the drink of His Blood,
      saying: ‘Take the vessel I hand over to you;
      drink of it, all of you.’

4.  Thus He instituted this Sacrifice, the ministry
      of which He willed to be entrusted to priests alone,
      whom it thus befits
      to eat of it and give it to others.

5.  The Bread of Angels becomes Bread of men;
      the heavenly Bread puts an end to figures.
      O thing most wonderful! the poor and humble servant
      eats the Lord.

6.   We ask You, O God Three and One,
      to visit us just as we celebrate You;
      along Your paths, lead us to where we are headed,
      to the light where You dwell.  Amen.

    Liber Hymnarius page 113

Hymn for Corpus Christi

Office hymn for Corpus Christi.  Mass:  Offertory, Communion
Note:  Last 2 verses are text for "Panis angelicus

The Latin text is from Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 113) and used with permission from The Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. To obtain the music, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius ( )

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