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
Than truth's own word there is no truer token.
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.
Thy wounds, as Thomas saw, I do not see;
Yet Thee confess my Lord
Make me believe Thee evermore and more;
In Thee my hope, in Thee my love to store.
O Thou memorial of our Lord's own dying!
O living bread, to mortals life
Make Thou my soul
henceforth on Thee to live,
Ever a taste of heavenly sweetness give.
O loving Pelican! O Jesus
Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood!
Of which a single drop, for sinners spilt,
Can purge the entire world from all its guilt.
Jesus, whom, for the present, veil'd I see,
What I so thirst for, oh! vouchsafe to me;
That I may see Thy countenance unfolding,
And may be blest Thy glory
O Jesus, Who has said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.
(Make your request)
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