260a. Hail, true Body

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.

Text Information
First Line: Hail true Body, born of Mary
Title: Hail, true Body
Translator: H. N. Oxenham, 1852-1941
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Gradual Hymn
Source: 14th century Latin
Copyright: © Copyright Control
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Alan Rees
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1998 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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