Words: (1227-1274); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by the compilers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Aquinas, , 1793.

Very Bread, Good Shepherd, tend us;
Jesu, of Thy love befriend us;
Thou refresh us, Thou defend us,
Thine eternal goodness send us
In the land of life to see:
Thou Who all things canst and knowest,
Who in earth such Food bestowest,
Grant us with Thy saints, though lowest,
Where the heav’nly feast Thou showest,
Fellow heirs and guests to be.