The great Dominican is well known for this hymn to Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament: ‘Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee, Who in thy Sacrament art pleased to be; Both flesh and spirit in thy presence fail, Yet here thy Presence we devoutly hail. O blest Memorial of our dying Lord, Who living Bread to men doth here afford. O may our souls for ever feed on thee, And thou, O Christ, for ever precious be. Fountain of goodness, Jesu, 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. 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’.
This is our Christian hope: ‘To gaze on Thee unveiled, and see Thy face, the vision of thy glory and Thy grace’. May this desire deepen and grow in us throughout our lives, and may His grace bring it about in us; and may God bless you.