Edward Elgar: Ave verum corpus

Ave, verum corpus natum
ex Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:

cuius latus perforatum
vero fluxit et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.

O clemens, O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae.

Hail the true body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of man.

From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.

O clement, O sweet Jesu, Son of Mary.