1 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee,
who at this blessed feast 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 all doth here afford!
O 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.
Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #495
|First Line:||Thee we adore, O hidden [unseen] Savior, Thee|
|Title:||Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior, Thee|
|Latin Title:||Adore te devote|
|Author:||St. Thomas, Aquinas|
|Translator:||James Russell Woodford (1850)|
|Liturgical Use:||Communion Songs|