Ave verum corpus

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Hymn (anonymous and of unknown date) possessing its own plainsong and also frequently set by composers (Desprès, Byrd, Mozart, Cherubini, S. Wesley, Gounod, Elgar, etc.), such motet settings being frequently sung in the Roman office of Benediction. Translations sometimes begin Jesu, Word of God Incarnate, Jesu, Blessed Word of God Incarnate, or Word of God Incarnate.

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