ANIMA CHRISTI (41) , Easter Sunday Mass, 2012
Easter Sunday-Our Lord's resurrection
Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Taipie, Taiwan, April 8, 2012
Priest Celebrant: The Rev. Fr. Stanislaus Irudayaselvam MEP
41.ANIMA CHRISTI D# key
D A G A D F#m G
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me.
Em Am D G Am
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Em D G D
Passion of Christ, give me strength. D Gj F#m7 Bm7
**Hear me, Jesus, hide me in Thy wounds. Cj7 Em A7
That I may never leave Thy side D F#m7 G
From all the evil that surrounds me., defend me.
D Bm F#m7
And when the call of death arrives.
G D Gj Em A7 D
Bid me come to Thee that I may praise Thee. With Thy saints, forever.
The Anima Christi is a medieval prayer to Jesus in the tradition of the Catholic Church.
The sequence of sentences in Anima Christi have rich associations with Catholic concepts that relate to the Holy Eucharist (Body and Blood of Christ), Baptism (water) and the Passion of Jesus (Holy Wounds).
Jean-Baptiste Lully composed a Motet called Anima Christi, and musicians such as Giovanni Valentini performed it.
As it was once mistakenly attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola, who included it in his "Spiritual Exercises," it is sometimes referred to as the "Aspirations of St. Ignatius Loyola."
【Latin text】Lully, Petits Motets - Anima Christi http://youtu.be/uVQ_w9NAw_4
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 iube me venire ad te,
Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te.
In saecula saeculorum.
【Poetic English translation】
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
Separated from Thee let me never be ("Permit me not to be separated from Thee")
From the malicious enemy defend me ("From the malignant enemy defend me")
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints ("That with thy Saints I may praise Thee")
Forever and ever