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Plivyj svitami

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This hymn to our Lord Jesus Christ is one of a number of such spiritual songs that were at one time sung at Holy Communion. It can also be sung fittingly immediately before the Divine Liturgy.

For an English version, see Holy this moment.


The first verse (only) was printed with music on page 87 of Fr. Andrew Sokol's Plain Chant (c. 1950), as the first of three hymns for Holy Communion.

In Fr. Stefan Papp's Duchovni Pisni (1969), four verses are given with music on page 12.

Fr. William Levkulic provided the text (only) as a Holy Communion hymn (number 89) on page 152 of his The Divine Liturgy: A Book of Prayer (1978), along with an English translation, Holy this moment.

The Sokol / Levkulic text, however, made some textual changes (hude -> hudet, "u slavi hde" to "vo slavi idet" which complicated the music. In the work of the Hymnal project, the earlier wording has been restored, simplifying the music as well.