640. Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee

1 Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee,
who in thy sacrament 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 for ever feed on thee,
and thou, O Christ, for ever 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.

Text Information
First Line: Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
Title: Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
Author: St Thomas Aquinas, 1227-1274
Translator: James Russell Woodford, 1820-1885 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Communion; Holy Communion; Year A: All Saints' Day (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor, 1907-1991
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: D Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission from the "BBC Hymn Book"

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