Words: (1226-1274) (Ado­ro Te de­vo­te, la­tens Dei­tas); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by , 1850, and the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Adoro Te De­vo­te, tra­di­tion­al mel­o­dy. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • St. Sacrament, , in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875

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 forever feed on Thee,
And Thou, O Christ, forever precious be.

Fountain of gladness, 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,
The vision of Thy glory and Thy grace.