sheng4 shi4 zhong1:4 jian4 zhu3 ge1 THE LORD'S SUPPER
1
qian2cheng2 tong2 jing4bai4 ,
jiu4zhu3 miao4 wu2 xing2 ,
zhu3 zai4 sheng4 shi4 zhong1:4 ,
ai4 li4 he2 feng1ying2 !
rou4ti3 yu3 ling2hun2 ,
liang3 zhe3 jie1 zhan4 jing1 ,
dan4 reng2 gong1 jing4bai4 ,
huan1ying2 zhu3 jiang4lin2 .
2
ji4nian4 zhu3 ye1su1 ,
wei4 zui4 zuo4 xi1sheng1 ,
sheng1ming4 zhi1 sheng4 bing3 ,
ci3 jian4:4:1:1:1 ci4 zhong4ren2 !
dan4yuan4 wo3 ling2hun2 ,
yong3 kao4 zhu3 er2 sheng1 ,
yong3 jiang1 zhu3 ji1du1 ,
kan4:1 wei4 wu2shang4 zhen1 .
3
wan4 shan4 de5 yuan2tou2 ,
ye1su1 tian1shang4 shen2 ,
qiu2 yong4 zhu3 qing1 bo1 ,
xi3jing4 wo3 wu1 ling2 ;
zeng1jia1 wo3 xin4 ai4 ,
shi3 wo3 jian4 fen1ming2 ,
xi1wang4 yu3 ping2an1 ,
quan2 yin1 zhu3 jiang4lin2 .
4
wo3men5 yi3 yin3yue1
mu4 hou4 jian4 sheng4ming2 ,
dan4yuan4 xin1 suo3 mu4 ,
bu4jiu3 cheng2 wo3 fen4 ;
dan4yuan4 mu4 da4 kai1 ,
zhu3 mian4 neng2 kan4:1 qing1 ,
qing1chu5 de5 jian4 zhu3 ,
guang1rong2 qi2miao4 en1 .
1
Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee,
who at this blessed feast art pleased to be;
both flesh and spirit in thy presence fail,
yet here thy presence we devoutly hail.
2
O blest memorial of our dying Lord,
who living bread to all doth here afford!
O may our souls forever feed on thee,
and thou, O Christ, forever precious be!
3
Fountain of goodness, Jesus, Lord and God,
cleanse us, unclean, with thy most cleansing blood;
increase our faith and love, that we may know
the hope and peace which from thy presence flow.
4
O Christ, whom now beneath a veil we see,
may what we thirst for soon our portion be,
to gaze on thee unveiled, and see thy face,
the vision of thy glory and thy grace.
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Author: St. Thomas, Aquinas; Translator: James Russell Woodford (1850)
Tune: ADORO TE DEVOTE
Meter: 10.10.10.10