Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine,
Vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine.
Cuius latus perforatum unda fluxit et sanguine
Esto nobis praegustatum, in mortis examine.
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 broken body. Now, and in death’s agony.