Author: St Thomas Aquinas, 1227-1274; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866; Edward Caswall 1814-1878 Meter: 188.8.131.52.8.7 Appears in 47 hymnals Scripture: Romans 5:14 Lyrics: 1 Now, my tongue, the myst'ry telling
of the glorious body sing,
and the blood, all price excelling,
which the Gentiles' Lord and King,
in a virgin's womb once dwelling,
shed for this world's ransoming.
2 Giv'n for us, for us descending
of a virgin to proceed,
he, with us in converse blending,
scattered here the gospel seed,
till his sojourn drew to ending,
which he closed with wondrous deed.
3 At the last great supper lying,
circled by his chosen hand,
meekly with the law complying,
first he finished its command.
Then, immortal food supplying,
gave himself with his own hand.
4 Word made flesh, by word he maketh
very bread his flesh to be;
we in wine, Christ's blood partaketh,
and if senses fail to see,
faith alone the true heart taketh,
to behold the mystery.
5 Therefore we, before him bending,
this great sacrament revere:
types and shadows have their ending,
for the newer rite is here;
faith, our outward sense befriending,
makes our inward vision clear.
6 Glory let us give and blessing
to the Father and the Son,
honour, might and praise addressing,
while eternal ages run;
ever too his love confessing,
who, from both, with both is One. Amen. Topics: Communion; Holy Communion; Year A Easter 3; Year A Lent 1; Year A Proper 10; Year B Epiphany 2; Year B Second Sunday Before Lent; Years A, B, and C Christmas 2 Used With Tune: PANGE LINGUA
Now, my tongue, the mystery telling