Hoc est enim corpus meum German version for SATB choir

Audrey Vaughan translated by David W Solomons
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts

Original poem by Audrey Vaughan but using my German translation, with a brief Latin introduction (meaning: "for this is my body"). Set for SATB choir. I have also made a French translation and the original English version of the piece (also including the Latin introduction) which are also available on this site. It is a meditation on the meaning of transubstantiation. It is performed here by the Budapest Scoring choir under Peter Pejtsik.

[English original below] Hoc est enim corpus meum [Denn dies ist mein Leib] Die Ewigkeit der Welt liegt hier in meiner Hand Die schweren Schmerzen, Erlösung und Liebe sind ein Seufzer in meiner Hand Christus mein! Herr der Ewigkeit in meiner Hand tröstlich und klein in meiner Hand Weiss und vertrauensvoll hier in meiner Hand Bescheidenheit der Liebe leigt zärtlich hier. In meiner Hand liegt Gott

[English original] Hoc est enim corpus meum The world's eternity lies here within my hand. The weight of pain, of love, redemption is a sigh upon my hand, My Christ, Lord of the infinite, small to my comfort in my hand. Humility of Love that tender here lies low. White, trusting, full of care within my hand. So, in my hand lies God. Hoc est enim corpus meum.

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