Humbly I adore thee (J. Guy Stalnaker)
- Editor: J. Guy Stalnaker (submitted 2019-06-30). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 162 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Description: An original melody and harmonization for the text by Thomas Aquinas "Humbly I Adore Thee." Tune name "St. Andrews Parish"
Original text and translations
Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen,
Who thy glory hiddest ‘neath these shadows mean;
Lo, to thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed,
Tranced as it beholds thee, shrined within the cloud.
Taste and touch and vision to discern thee fail;
Faith, that comes by hearing, pierces through the veil.
I believe whate’er the Son of God hath told;
What the Truth hath spoken, that for truth I hold.
O memorial wondrous of the Lord’s own death;
Living Bread that givest all thy creatures breath,
Grant my spirit ever by thy life may live,
To my taste thy sweetness never failing give.
Jesus, whom now hidden, I by faith behold,
What my soul doth long for, that thy word foretold:
Face to face thy splendor, I at last shall see,
In the glorious vision, blessed Lord, of thee.