Humbly I adore thee (J. Guy Stalnaker)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-30)  CPDL #54650:       
Editor: J. Guy Stalnaker (submitted 2019-06-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 162 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Humbly I Adore Thee
Composer: J. Guy Stalnaker
Lyricist: Thomas Aquinas

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2019
Description: An original melody and harmonization for the text by Thomas Aquinas "Humbly I Adore Thee." Tune name "St. Andrews Parish"

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Original text and translations

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Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen,
Who thy glory hiddest ‘neath these shadows mean;
Lo, to thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed,
Tranced as it beholds thee, shrined within the cloud.

Taste and touch and vision to discern thee fail;
Faith, that comes by hearing, pierces through the veil.
I believe whate’er the Son of God hath told;
What the Truth hath spoken, that for truth I hold.

O memorial wondrous of the Lord’s own death;
Living Bread that givest all thy creatures breath,
Grant my spirit ever by thy life may live,
To my taste thy sweetness never failing give.

Jesus, whom now hidden, I by faith behold,
What my soul doth long for, that thy word foretold:
Face to face thy splendor, I at last shall see,
In the glorious vision, blessed Lord, of thee.