Latinised Hymns

O God, unseen yet ever near

O God, unseen yet ever near,
Thy presence may we feel;
And, thus inspired with holy fear,
Before thine altar kneel.

Here may thy faithful people know
The blessings of thy love,
The streams that through the desert flow,
The manna from above.

We come, obedient to thy word,
To feast on heavenly food;
Our meat the Body of the Lord,
Our drink his precious Blood.

Thus may we all thy word obey,
For we, O God, are thine;
And go rejoicing on our way,
Renewed with strength divine.

E. Osler

Non vise sed praesens Deus,
nobis cognoscere
arae genu flectentibus
humiliter tuae.

Fideles hic tui sciant
quae dederis fovens,
fontes deserta qui rigant
et manna depluens.

Tibi parentes adsumus
caeloque vescimur:
est Domini Caro cibus,
et Sanguis bibitur.

Oboedientes sic tibi
(sumus tui, Deus)
laeti pergamus et novi
divinis viribus.