Anima Christi is a Catholic prayer. The author is uncertain but many believe it to be Pope John XXII. The text has been set to many musical compositions including those by Lully and Valentini. This setting is by Ettore Pozzoli (1873 – 1957). He was an Italian classical pianist and composer best known for his works on theory, solfeggio and studies for the piano. Many thanks to Swell Vox member Tony Lee, for his excellent solo rendition of this piece.
Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, salva me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.
Passio Christi, conforta me.
O bone Jesu, exaudi me.
Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Ne permittas me separari a te.
Ab hoste maligno defende me.
In hora mortis meae voca me.
Et jube me venire ad te,
Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te,
In saecula saeculorum.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malignant enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee
Forever and ever.
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