Title: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior, Thee
Composer: Benedictine plainsong, Mode V, 13th century As in Hymnal for Colleges and Schools, 1956
Author: Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) Trans. James Russell Woodford, 1850
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances
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.