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William Roger Price Humbly I Adore Thee

Categories
Anthems, Communion Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SAB
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

For SAB Choir and Organ. An absolutely delicious setting of the ancient communion hymn Adoro te devote incorporating both English and Latin.  Very "medievalish" with lots of open harmonies, this ethereal seven minute piece is perfect as a communion anthem anytime of year.

Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen,
who thy glory hidest, 'neath these shadows mean;
lo, to thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed,
tranced as it beholds thee, shrined within the cloud.

Taste and touch and vision to discern thee fail;
faith, that comes by hearing, pierces through the veil.
I believe whate’er the Son of God hath told;
what the Truth hath spoken, that for truth I hold.

O memorial wondrous of the Lord’s own death;
living Bread that givest all they creatures breath,
grant my spirit ever by thy life may live,
to my taste thy sweetness never failing give.

Jesus, whom now hidden, I by faith behold,
what my soul doth long for, that thy word foretold;
face to face thy splendor, I at last shall see,
in the glorious vision, blessed Lord, of thee.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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