O Sacrum Convivium [O Sacred Banquet]

O Sacrum Convivium [O Sacred Banquet]
(Motet for SATB choir, a cappella)
by
Dan Locklair

Latin text:

O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis eius:
mens impletur gratia.

O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

Alleluia.

Translation:

O sacred banquet!
in which Christ as food is taken:
revived is the memory of His Passion:
the mind is filled with grace.

O sacred banquet!
in which Christ as food is taken:
the mind is filled with grace:
and of future glory a pledge is given us.

Alleluia.

Tr. Robert Ulery*
March 1999

*This translation is used with the kind permission of my colleague, Robert Ulery ((Professor, Classical Languages, Wake Forest University).

Duration of O Sacrum Convivium = ca. 2′ 30″

D.L.
March 1999
Winston-Salem, NC