AVE VERUM CORPUS NATUM
by: Robert Hugh Benson
- ail, true Body born of Mary,
- Which for man was crucified;
- Lo, the mingled blood and water,
- Flowing from the pierced Side!
- Lord of Life Who once did'st suffer,
- When we draw our latest breath,
- Be to us our Food and succour
- In the awful hour of death!
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|"Ave Verum Corpus Natum" is reprinted from Poems. Robert Hugh Benson. New York: P.J. Kenedy
& Sons, 1914.