The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Before the Blessed Sacrament

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Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore
Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing
See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart
Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art

Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived;
How says trusty hearing? That shall be believed;
What Godís Son hath told me, take for truth I do;
Truth himself speaks truly, or thereís nothing true

I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot see,
But can plainly call thee Lord and God as he;
This faith each day deeper be my holding of,
Daily make me harder hope and dearer love

O thou our reminder of Christ crucified,
Living bread, the life of us for whom he died,
Lend this life to me then; feed and feast my mind,
There be thou the sweetness man was meant to find

St Thomas Aquinsa, tr. Gerard Manley Hopkins

Published Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:34:29

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