This well-known Eucharistic prayer, which is typically said by the faithful after receiving Holy Communion, dates to the early fourteenth century. The prayer takes its name from the opening Latin words, meaning "Soul of Christ". The music was composed while on a spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem in July, 2019, while staying at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, also known as the Ecce Homo Convent, built over, or near the place, where Jesus Christ was condemned and scourged. The text is in Latin, and an English translation is provided as follows:
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, Amen.
For harp (or piano) and high voice, in the key of D, (vocal range- middle D to high F#), No accidentals, intermediate level for harpists, playable on lever or pedal harp.
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