Spirit of Christ - Anima Christi

Spirit of Christ (Anima Christi)

Sarah Hart

Our parish began using the Anima Christi prayer as an after communion meditation during Lent 2020. When we were unable to celebrate Mass together in person we continued to use the Anima Christi as our prayer for Spiritual Communion. This prayer is beautifully set to music by Sarah Hart and both of adult choirs have learned this sung prayer. The Anima Christi is found in Ignatian Spirituality and can be traced to Medieval orgin. Its simple poetic meter makes it perfect to set to music.

Spirit of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Within your wounds, hide me,
From evil, protect me,
That my heart may never be separated from you.
O close to you, draw me.,
And in my death, call me,
That my heart eternally may sing praises to you."

Music is all recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by onelicense.net license #A-724239 and CCLI license # 11028324. All rights reserved.

"Spirit of Christ"
Text adapted from Anima Christi
Music by Sarah Hart © 2006, 2008 Sarah Hart, Published by Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP.


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