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O GOD, unseen yet ever near,

Thy presence may we feel ;
And, thus inspired with holy fear,

Before Thine altar kneel.
2 Here may Thy faithful people know

The blessings of Thy love,
The streams that through the desert flow,

The manna from above.
3 We come, obedient to Thy word,

To feast on heavenly Food;
Our meat, the Body of the Lord,

Our drink, His precious Blood. 4 Thus may we all Thy words obey,

For we, O God, are Thine ;
And go rejoicing on our way,

Renewed with strength divine.
5* To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

E. Osle,



IN the Name of God the Father,

In the Name of God the Son,
In the Name of God the Spirit,

One in Three, and Three in One,
In the Name which highest angels

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;
Here, behold the Lamb most Holy

As for our redemption slain;
Here the Saviour's Body broken,

Here the Blood which Jesus shed-
Mystic Food of life eternal-

See, for our refreshment spread.
3 Here shall highest praise be offered,

Here shall meekest prayer be poured,
Here with body, soul, and spirit,

God Incarnate be adored.
Holy Jesu ! for Thy coming

May Thy love our hearts prepare ;
Thine we fain would have them wholly,
Enter, Lord, and tarry there. Amen.

7. W. Hewett.



Jesu, Dulcedo cordium.
JESUS, thou Joy of loving hearts !

Thou Fount of life! Thou Light of men !
From the best bliss that earth imparts,

We turn unfilled to Thee again.

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ;

Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good,

To them that find Thee, All in all !

3 We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread,

And long to feast upon Thee still !
We drink of Thee, the Fountain Head,

And thirst our souls from Thee to fill !

4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,

Where'er our changeful lot is cast ;
Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see,

Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.

5 O Jesus, ever with us stay,

Make all our moments calm and bright,
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world Thy holy light !

From St. Bernard. R. Palmer. (tr.)

BREAD of heaven, on Thee we feed,
For Thy Flesh is meat indeed ;
Ever may our sculs be fed,
With this true and Living Bread ;
Day by day with strength supplied
Through the life of Him who died.

2 Vine of heaven, Thy Blood supplies

This blest Cup of sacrifice;
Lord, Thy wounds our healing give ;
To Thy cross we look and live :
Jesu, may we ever be
Grafted, rooted, built in Thee. Amen.

3. Conder


GLAD sight! the holy Church

Spreads forth her wings of love,
To welcome to her breast a child

Begotten from above.


Begotten at the font

By God the Spirit's power,
A gentle lamb from Satan snatched

In childhood's helpless hour.


E'en now around the font,

Unseen by mortal eye,
Bright ministering Angels watch

The wondrous mystery.


There to receive their charge

In readiness they stand,
And long to guide its feeble steps

To their own happy land.


And all the host of heaven

Rejoice before the Lord,
To see one child of fallen man

A child of God restored.


Praise Him who made,-praise Him

Who did redeem our race;
Praise Him who doth us sanctify

With pure baptismal grace. Amen.


LORD! may the inward grace abound

Through Thine appointed outward sign;
A milder seal than Abraham found

Of covenant blessings more divine ;
Which opens glory to our view

Beyond the brightest hope he knew. 2 Type of the Spirit's living flow,

In faith we pour the hallowed stream ;
We sign the cross upon the brow,

The solemn pledge of truth to Him,
Who shed for us His precious Blood
To seal the covenant of God.

3 Baptized into the Trinity,

Adopted children of Thy grace,
Oh help us, Lord, to live to Thee,

A humble, pure, and faithful race:
Instruct us, sanctify, defend,
And crown with heavenly life our end. Amen.


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SAVIOUR, who Thy flock art feeding

With the Shepherd's kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,

While the lambs Thy bosom share ; 2 Now, these little ones receiving,

Fold them in Thy gracious arm ;
There, we know, Thy word believing,

Only there, secure from harm!

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