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T’ilo Christove prijmu

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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.

Note: According to the directives of our bishops, hymns which are not liturgical or Scriptural texts should not be sung during the Divine Liturgy (though they may be sung before or afterwards). This hymn is one of a SMALL number which may by exception be sung at Holy Communion, since it is versification of the liturgical communon hymn of Pascha ("Receive the Body of Christ, taste the source of immortality"). Therefore, it has been included as one of the hymns for Holy Communion at the back of the MCI booklet for Vespers with Divine Liturgy on Great and Holy Thursday. Consult your pastor before using.

For an English version, see Give me your Body, O Christ.


In Fr. Stefan Papp's Duchovni Pisni (1969), three verses are given with music on page 8.

Fr. William Levkulic provided the text (only) as the second paraliturgical hymn for Holy Communion hymn on page 150 of his The Divine Liturgy: A Book of Prayer (1978), along with an English translation, Give me your Body, O Christ. His text is the one used above; the second verse was not included in the Papp setting.