640. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior

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

(Sts. 2 and 3 copyrighted)

4 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.

5 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, c. 1225-74
Translator (sts. 1, 2b, 4-5): James R. Woodford, 1820-85 (alt.)
Translator (sts. 2a, 3): Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Lord's Supper
Copyright: Sts. 2a, 3 © 1998 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: D Major

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