1 Hail, true Body, born of Mary,
by a wondrous virgin-birth.
You who on the Cross were offered
to redeem us all on earth;
2 You whose side became a fountain
pouring forth your precious blood,
give us now, and at our dying,
your own self to be our food.
O kindest Jesu, O gracious Jesu,
O Jesu, O Jesu, blessed Mary's Son.
|First Line:||Hail true Body, born of Mary|
|Title:||Hail, true Body|
|Translator:||H. N. Oxenham, 1852-1941|
|Source:||14th century Latin|
|Copyright:||© Copyright Control|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1998 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.|