For lever or pedal harp.
Aima Christi, a well-known Eucharistic prayer typically said by the faithful after receiving Holy Communion, dates from the early fourteenth century. The prayer takes its name from the opening Latin words, meaning Soul of Christ. Rhett Barnwell composed music for this prayer while on a spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem in July 2019. He was staying at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, also known as the Ecce Homo Convent, built over, or near the place, where Jesus Christ was condemned and scourged.
Rhett has arranged his composition for intermediate lever or pedal harp (or piano) and high voice (vocal range- middle D to high F#). It is in the key of D (2 sharps) with no accidentals and no fingerings. This PDF includes the 5-page score.
The text is in Latin, and an English translation is provided as follows:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me; Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy defend me; In the hour of my death call me,
And bid me come unto Thee, that with thy Saints I may praise Thee,
Forever and ever, Amen.
This product is a PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer. We do not sell it as regular printed music. It is only available here in this PDF download format.
Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.