Vere Languores is an antiphon for Maundy Thursday that reflects on the inestimable value of the sacrifice
Our Lord made upon the Cross. Christ hangs from that tree and thus bears with Him our sorrow and infirmity. Through His wounds we are the ones to be healed. Blessed is the wood that bore such a precious gift as the life of God.
This variation was composed by Fr. Tomas Luis de Victoria in the 16th century. It is here sung by the Amici Cantores.
Listen to the Vere Languores
Vere languores nostros ipse tulit,
Et dolores nostros ipse portavit.