Come Adore

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1 Come adore this wondrous presence,
Bow to Christ the source of grace.
Here is kept the ancient promise
Of God's earthly dwelling place.
Sight is blind before God's glory,
Faith alone may see his face.

2 Glory be to God the Father,
Praise to his co-equal Son,
Adoration to the Spirit,
Bond of love, in Godhead one.
Blest be God by all creation
Joyously while ages run.

Source: Gather Comprehensive #888

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Thomas of Aquino, confessor and doctor, commonly called The Angelical Doctor, “on account of," says Dom Gueranger, "the extraordinary gift of understanding wherewith God had blessed him," was born of noble parents, his father being Landulph, Count of Aquino, and his mother a rich Neapolitan lady, named Theodora. The exact date of his birth is not known, but most trustworthy authorities give it as 1227. At the age of five he was sent to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino to receive his first training, which in the hands of a large-hearted and God-fearing man, resulted in so filling his mind with knowledge and his soul with God, that it is said the monks themselves would often approach by stealth to hear the words of piety and wisdo… Go to person page >

Translator: James J. Quinn

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Text Information

First Line: Come adore this wondrous presence (Tantum ergo Sacramentum)
Title: Come Adore
Latin Title: Tantum Ergo
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Translator: James J. Quinn
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English; Latin
Copyright: Trans. © James Quinn, SJ, 1969.

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Wade)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #688
Gather (3rd ed.) #139
Gather Comprehensive #888Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #132
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #72
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #120
Worship (3rd ed.) #758
Worship (4th ed.) #164



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