Latinised Hymns

I hunger and I thirst

I hunger and I thirst:
Jesu, my manna be;
Ye living waters burst
Out of the rock for me.

Thou bruised and broken Bread,
My life-long wants supply;
As living souls are fed,
O feed me, or I die.

Thou true life-giving Vine,
Let me thy sweetness prove;
Renew my life with thine,
Refresh my soul with love.

Rough paths my feet have trod
Since first their course began:
Feed me, thou Bread of God;
Help me, thou Son of Man.

For still the desert lies
My thirsting soul before:
O living waters, rise
Within me evermore.

J.S.B. Monsell

Sitis mihi et fames
te, Iesu, flagitant
ut Manna; latices
e rupe profluant!

Tu, Panis fracte, me
dum vivam nutrias;
ne moriar, ale,
qui pascis animas.

Vitis vivificans,
da dulcitudines,
amore recreans,
ut vitam renoves.

Laedunt viae truces
ab initu pedem:
Panis Divine, des,
des, Homo Facte, opem.

Per locum avium
iturus sitio;
fons intus laticum
vivat perpetuo.

MM 30.7–2.8.00