Scripture Verse

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1


Words: An­on­y­mous, 1867.

Music: Promp­to Gen­tes An­i­mo Rou­en church tune (🔊 pdf nwc).


God the Father, God the Word,
God the Holy Ghost adored:
Spare us, holy Trinity.

Spotless Lamb of God most high,
Manna coming from the sky:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Very Man and Word divine,
Hidden under bread and wine:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Purest Victim, stainless Priest,
Thou the Host, and Thou the Feast:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Bread of life, the angels’ food,
Cup of blessing, precious blood:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Off’ring of most perfect might,
Bond, Thy faithful to unite:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

From the tempting lures of sin,
From all pride and lusts within:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

From all unbelief in Thee,
Veiled in this great mystery:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

By Thy sitting down to meat,
That last Passover to eat:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

Through the dread and holy rite,
Founded on that awful night:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

Through Thy presence with us here,
When we draw Thine altar near:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

Help us, guide us, make us pure,
Give us blessings which endure:
Save us, holy Jesus.

Lead Thy pilgrims on their way,
Shine on us, unending Day:
Keep us, holy Jesus.

When we draw our latest breath,
Feed us at the time of death:
Keep us, holy Jesus.