76. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee

1 Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee,
who in thy sacrament dost deign to be;
both flesh and spirit at thy presence fail,
yet here thy presence we devoutly hail.

2 O blest memorial of our dying Lord,
who living bread to us doth here afford,
O may our souls forever feed on thee,
and thou, O Christ, forever precious be.

3 Fountain of goodness, Jesus, Lord and God,
cleanse us, unclean, with thy most cleansing blood;
increase our faith and love, that we may know
the hope and peace which from thy presence flow.

4 O Christ, whom now beneath a veil we see,
may what we thirst for soon our portion be:
to gaze on thee unveiled and see thy face,
the vision of thy glory and thy grace.

Text Information
First Line: Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
Title: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee
Author: Thomas Aquinas (1225?-1274)
Translator: James Russell Woodford (1820 - 1885) (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Eucharist; Adoration
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Margaret Drynan (1915-)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: D Major
Source: Mode 5, Processionale, Paris, 1697
Copyright: Harm. © Margaret Drynan

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