The Beautiful Tune of Anima Christi was composed by Jesuit Priest William J. Maher and this Tune normally sung during Holy Communion. This made it a popular tune to be played Soul Of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast. The music was as well popular in the later nineteenth century in the Catholic British Roman Churches. Which it always uses at evening benediction church service. “Anima Christi Music Sheet – Soul Of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast”.
Line 3 of ANIMA CHRISTI is when the song reaches its climax. For each stanza, keep singing the first line in unison and the subsequent lines in harmony.
The intensity of each subsequent stanza should increase. Add some marcato to the hymn’s accompaniment to help the music complement the lyrics.
Try the trumpet stop on the organ or, even better, a trio of actual trumpets playing from various church corners or balconies.
Anima Christi Music Sheet – Soul Of My Saviour
In the Nineteenth century. The prayer was published and translated to English Hymn which is Soul Of My Saviour Sanctify My Breast by Edward Caswall. And since that period the hymn as been popularly performed in communion service as communion Hymns in Catholic. Anglican churches and it has been included in many different Hymnals.
You can download the Music sheet in PDF below and watch the wonderful performance of the Soul of my Saviour from “Faith of our Fathers”. The below performance is by Iris Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus at the Point Theater Ireland in Dublin. Dated 24th and 25th of January 1997.
Soul Of My Saviour LYRICS (Anima Christi Music Sheet)
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 must 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.
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