Maundy Thursday

Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee,
who in thy sacrament dost deign to be;
both flesh and spirit at thy presence fail,
yet here thy presence we devoutly hail.

O blest memorial of our dying Lord,
who living bread to men doth here afford!
O may our souls for ever feed on thee,
and thou, O Christ, for ever precious be.

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.

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: St. Thomas Aquinas
Trans. James Russell Woodford, 1852

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I am a father of six who is trying to do his best! My interests are varied. I have one blog, KnowTea, that is primarily focused on liturgy and worship and another one, Bengtsson's Baking, that is about, well, baking! I hope you enjoy both of them, and if you have any questions, please contact me!
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One Response to Maundy Thursday

  1. Vrouw_Jonker says:

    That last verse is the recurring ultimate prayer of my life… I feel so feeble ~more and more with each passing year~ in my understanding and faith, and can only pray that on that Day I will see, understand and praise Him as I ought.

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