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Thy presence may we feel ;
Before Thine altar kneel.
The blessings of Thy love,
The manna from above.
To feast on heavenly Food;
Our drink, His precious Blood. 4 Thus may we all Thy words obey,
For we, O God, are Thine ;
Renewed with strength divine.
The God whom we adore,
IN the Name of God the Father,
In the Name of God the Son,
One in Three, and Three in One,
Speak not ere they veil their face,
Crying-Holy, Holy, Holy,
Come we to this sacred place. 2 Here, in figure represented,
See the Passion once again;
As for our redemption slain;
Here the Blood which Jesus shed-
See, for our refreshment spread.
Here shall meekest prayer be poured,
God Incarnate be adored.
May Thy love our hearts prepare ;
7. W. Hewett.
Jesu, Dulcedo cordium.
Thou Fount of life! Thou Light of men !
We turn unfilled to Thee again.
2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that find Thee, All in all !
3 We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread,
And long to feast upon Thee still !
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill !
4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Where'er our changeful lot is cast ;
Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.
5 O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright,
2 Vine of heaven, Thy Blood supplies
This blest Cup of sacrifice;
Spreads forth her wings of love,
Begotten from above.
Begotten at the font
By God the Spirit's power,
In childhood's helpless hour.
E'en now around the font,
Unseen by mortal eye,
The wondrous mystery.
There to receive their charge
In readiness they stand,
To their own happy land.
And all the host of heaven
Rejoice before the Lord,
A child of God restored.
Praise Him who made,-praise Him
Who did redeem our race;
With pure baptismal grace. Amen.
Through Thine appointed outward sign;
Of covenant blessings more divine ;
Beyond the brightest hope he knew. 2 Type of the Spirit's living flow,
In faith we pour the hallowed stream ;
The solemn pledge of truth to Him,
3 Baptized into the Trinity,
Adopted children of Thy grace,
A humble, pure, and faithful race:
With the Shepherd's kindest care,
While the lambs Thy bosom share ; 2 Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in Thy gracious arm ;
Only there, secure from harm!