Latinised Hymns

Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face

Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;
Here faith would touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon thee lean.

Here would I feed upon the Bread of God;
Here drink with thee the royal Wine of heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load;
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

I have no help but thine; nor do I need
Another arm save thine to lean upon:
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed,
My strength is in thy might, thy might alone.


Te, Deus, hic adversum video,
fidensque tracto siqua caeca das;
hic gratiam tenturus occupo,
precans ut tu me fessum fulcias.

Hic et divino nutriar Cibo
et hauriam caeleste Poculum;
hic onere terrestri posito
absolvar, et novetur otium.

Tua solius adiuvor ope,
nec alieno brachiost opus;
est hoc satis, sat est, O Domine,
tuisque solis firmor viribus.

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