Ego sum panis vivus [I am that bread of life] (John 6:48-50) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

 

Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.
Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

John 6:48-50 [Latin]

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.


Ego sum panis vivus (1587) in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 9 – by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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