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.
O blest memorial of our dying Lord,
who living bread to us doth here aford;
O may our souls for ever feed on thee,
and thou, O Christ, for ever precious be.
Fountain of goodness, Jesu, 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.
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,
St Thomas Aquinas.
translated by James Russel Woodford.
This hymn and tune (Radcliffe Square) is a firm favorite at St Mary the Virgin, University Church Oxford, not least because it was written for this church. Also, when sang, we raise the roof and it is accompanied by a Metzler, hence my choice of HW instrument in this upload.