– Hymns –

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Adoro Te Devote

The following is a Eucharistic hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas I read it as prayer… it brings me to tears sometimes when I contemplate the image of Christ as the Pelican of Heaven. If you look carefully sometimes you may see this image on the back of the priests garment symbolic of Christ. Any further information on this would be wonderful!

I’ll post this in the prayer section too for ease of reference and a picture in the art section since it’s such a beautiful image. When I read this prayer I always seem to pause at the verse “ Deign O Jesus …Pelican of Heaven…” and contemplate the sacrifice…

Adoro te devote

Hidden God, devoutly I adore Thee, truly present underneath these veils: all my heart subdues itself before Thee, since it all before Thee faints and fails.

Not to sight, or taste, or touch be credit hearing only do we trust secure; I believe, for God the Son has said it- Word of truth that ever shall endure.

On the cross was veiled Thy Godhead’s splendor, here Thy manhood lies hidden too; unto both alike my faith I render, and, as sued the contrite thief, I sue.

Though I look not on Thy wounds with Thomas, Thee, my Lord, and Thee, my God, I call: make me more and more believe Thy promise, hope in Thee, and love Thee over all.

O memorial of my Savior dying, Living Bread, that gives life to man; make my soul, its life from Thee supplying, taste Thy sweetness, as on earth it can.

Deign, O Jesus, Pelican of heaven, me, a sinner, in Thy Blood to lave, to a single drop of which is given all the world from all its sin to save.

Contemplating, Lord, Thy hidden presence, grant me what I thirst for and implore, in the revelation of Thy essence to behold Thy glory evermore. Amen.