Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breastTranslator: J. Hegarty
Tune: ANIMA CHRISTI (Maher)
Published in 47 hymnals
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1 Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast,
body of Christ, be thou my saving guest,
blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide,
wash me with water flowing from thy side.
2 Strength and protection may thy Passion be,
O blessèd Jesu, hear and answer me;
deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,
so shall I never, never part from thee.
3 Guard and defend me from the foe malign,
in death's dread moments make me only thine;
call me and bid me come to thee on high
where I may praise thee with thy saints for ay.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #462
|First Line:||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast|
|Source:||Latin, 14th cent.|
|Liturgical Use:||Communion Songs|
Anima Christi sanctifica me. [Holy Communion.] The author of this hymn is unknown, and the earliest date to which it has been assigned is the 14th century. It is found in the very rare Heures a Lusage de Lengres. Imprimé a Troyes chez Jean le Coq, without year or pagination. It is also in the Hortulus Animate, Lyons, 1516; and 1519; Rambach, i. p. 360, and Daniel, i., No. 498.
In the last it is included among the hymns written by unknown authors, before the 16th century, and not inserted by authority in the Offices of any Breviary or Missal. Daniel also gives an additional intercession from the Lengres Hours, which has been ascribed to Ignatius do Loyola. As he was born in 1491, and did not embrace a religious life until 1521, this ascription is certainly an error.
Translations in common use:--
7. Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast, is in the St. George's Hymn Book, for use in St. George's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark, 1882, No. 33, ed. by the Rev. Joseph Reeks.
-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #462||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||ANIMA CHRISTI||Pope John XXII (1249-1334)||10 10 10 10||John 17:17-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:23||2013||Atonement | ; Church year | Passiontide; Future hope | ; God | protection of; Holy Communion | ; Proper 14 | Year B|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #444||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #322||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||ANIMA CHRISTI||Anonymous||10 10 10 10||Isaiah 53:6; Psalm 91:3||2000||Holy Communion | ; Maundy Thursday |||Latin, 14th century|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #623||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||2000|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #670||Soul of my Saviour||Soul of my Saviour||ANIMA CHRISTI (MAHER)||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #452||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breast||10 10 10 10||1996|
|Small Church Music #1588||Anima Christi (Maher)||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||ANIMA CHRISTI (MAHER)||John XXII||10.10.10.10|
|The New English Hymnal #305||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||ANIMA CHRISTI||Anonymous||10 10 10 10||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Holy Communion||Latin, 14th century|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #502||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast||ANIMA CHRISTI||J. Hegarty, S.J., d. 1834||10 10 10 10||1 John 5:6-13; John 15:7-11; John 19:31-38; John 20:24-31; Revelation 3:14-22||1999||Anon. Latin, 14th cent.|