Adoro te devote, latens Deitas (Truth whom we adore though hidden you may be

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 >

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First Line: Adoro te devote, latens Deitas (Truth whom we adore though hidden you may be
Latin Title: Adoro te devote
Author: Thomas Aquinas (c. 1260)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: Transl. The New Century Hymnal, 1995
Language: Latin, English
Copyright: Translation ©1994 The Pilgrim Press

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The New Century Hymnal #339



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