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!
|First Line:||Hail, true Body, born of Mary|
|Translator:||H. N. Oxenham, 1829-88|
|Topic:||Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion|
|Source:||Latin, 14th century|
|Source:||Rouen version of Proper Melody|
|Copyright:||By permission of Oxford University Press (from "English Hymnal")|