199. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior

1 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee,
Who in thy Sacramentt art pleased to be;
Both flesh and spirit in thy presence fail,
Yet here thy presence we devoutly hail.

2 O blest memorial of our dying Lord,
Who living bread to us shall here afford:
Oh, 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 Savior, thee
Title: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
Author: Thomas Aquinas, 1227-1274
Translator: James R. Woodford, 1820-1885
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Holy Communion; Maundy Thursday
Tune Information
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: D Major
Source: Mode V; Processionale, Paris 1697
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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