Boys Choir in Chariots of Fire

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Does anyone know what the boys choir are singing immediately prior to the freshman dinner at about 8 minutes into the movie Chariots of Fire? I can find no information on the choir nor the hymn they were singing........ 
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I have no copy of the film with me at the moment, but the reference hymn in this movie is "Jerusalem" (the title is actually taken from the lyrics). But you probably already know that...
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Thanks Vincent ......... Jerusalem is sung at the end of he film and is referenced in the soundtrack. I’m after a small snippet of music earlier in the film that is not referenced anywhere I can find
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I went through my copy tonight and spotted the tune (7:40), sung in Latin. Unfortunately, nothing in the closing credits, And the only piece in Latin listed on https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082158/soundtrack, is the famous Misere by Allegri, which it is not. Sorry not be of a better help ...
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Here it is being sung at the beginning of this video:

https://youtu.be/iZkxqrhIn4g

Maybe that will help someone recognize it.
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I posted a query on Reddit and someone suggested it was the Caius College Cambridge "benediction."   It seems to be a "table grace" in choral form, a grace spoken before dinner.  It doesn't seem to match the current Caius College grace, but it contains phrases common to a number of table graces.  I think I can hear "sumus sumpturi ... Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen"  Most of the ones I found say "per Jesum Christum" and I can't hear a "per" here.
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Thanks so much Bill ......... not sure why but this little snippet of music just hits me. Really frustrating that there is no reference to it at all in the film or score.
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Miserere (Gregorio Allegri)