Of the glorious body tellingAuthor: St. Thomas, Aquinas; Translator: J. M. Neale
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1 Of the glorious body telling,
O my tongue, its myst'ries sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the world’s eternal King,
In a noble womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.
2 Giv'n for us, for us descending,
Of a virgin to proceed,
With us all in converse blending,
Scattered he the Gospel seed,
Till his sojourn drew to ending,
Which he closed in glorious deed.
3 At the last great supper lying
Circled by his chosen band,
Meekly with the law complying,
First he finished its command,
Then, immortal food supplying,
Gave himself with his own hand.
4 Word made flesh, by word ordaining
Very bread his flesh to be;
We, in wine Christ’s blood obtaining,
And, if senses fail to see,
Faith alone will wake those straining
To behold the mystery.
5 Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere;
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.
6 Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son;
Honor, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever, too, the Spirit blessing,
Who, from both, with both is one.
Source: Lutheran Book of Worship #120
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #5471||Tantum Ergo (No 2)||Of the glorious Body telling||TANTUM ERGO (NO 2)||Thomas Aquinas||220.127.116.11.8.7|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4803||Of the Glorious Body Telling||Of the glorious body telling||BENEDICTION (Haydn)||Thomas Aquinas, 1226-1274; John M. Neale ; Edward Caswall & others||87.87.87|
|The New English Hymnal #268||Of the glorious body telling||Of the glorious body telling||PANGE LINGUA||St Thomas Aquinas, 1227-74; J. M. Neale, 1818-66||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Holy Communion; Office Hymn | Corpus Christi|