289. Hail, true Body, born of Mary

1 Hail, true Body, born of Mary,
Spotless Virgin's virgin birth;
Thou who truly hangedst weary
On the Cross for sons of earth;

2 Thou whose sacred side was riven,
Whence the Water flowed and Blood,
O may'st thou, dear Lord, be given
At death's hour to be our food:

3 O most kind! O gracious One!
O sweetest Jesu, holy Mary's Son!

Text Information
First Line: Hail, true Body, born of Mary
Translator: H. N. Oxenham, 1829-88
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion
Source: Latin, 14th century
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Source: Rouen version of Proper Melody
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press (from "English Hymnal")

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