"sursum corda," he sings, chanting a song of praise as he reveals the sublime pictures of creative sorrow.
Thus the "sursum corda" is not the measure for all; but for those that have wings.
Away along the slope we heard the other trumpeters sounding in answer, and I believe 'twas a sursum corda!
Brother, according to the old word with which the Mass used to begin, 'sursum corda'—up with your hearts!
The spring song of sursum corda easily overwhelms the dying autumnal wails of the Dies Iræ.
The Romans in their religion were wont to say 'Hoc age'; which in ours we say 'sursum corda'.
It calls to the reader, as the early Christian litanies did to the worshipper, sursum corda, Raise your thoughts!
sursum corda expresses the true ascent which these psalms enjoin and exemplify.
And it means also sursum corda (Lift up your hearts) whenever the difficulties and sorrows of the desert seem too much.
On the plate of George Bancroft, the late historian, a chubby cherub bears a panel on which is the motto, sursum corda.