ADORO TE DEVOTE
By St. Thomas Aquinas

O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee,   
Who truly art within the forms before me;   
To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee,   
As failing quite in contemplating Thee.
     
Jesu, eternal Shepherd! hear our cry;   
Increase the faith of all whose souls on Thee rely.
      
Sight, touch, and taste in Thee are each deceived;   
The ear alone most safely is believed:   
I believe all the Son of God has spoken,   
Than truth's own word there is no truer token.
    
Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.
   
 God only on the cross lay hid from view;  
But here lies hid at once the manhood too;  
And I, in both professing my belief,  
Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.
    
Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.
    
Thy wounds, as Thomas saw, I do not see;  
Yet Thee confess my Lord and God to be;  
Make me believe Thee evermore and more;  
In Thee my hope, in Thee my love to store.
      
Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.
    
O Thou memorial of our Lord's own dying!  
O living bread, to mortals life supplying!  
Make Thou my soul henceforth on Thee to live,  
Ever a taste of heavenly sweetness give.
    
Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.
    
O loving Pelican!  O Jesus Lord!  
Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood!  
Of which a single drop, for sinners split,  
Can purge the entire world from all its guilt.
    
Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.
    
Jesus, whom, for the present, veil'd I see,  
What I so thirst for, oh! vouchsafe to me;  
That I may see Thy contenance unfolding,  
And may be blest Thy glory in beholding.
   
 Ave Jesu, Pastor Fidélium;  
Adáuge fidem ómnium in te credéntium.