May Morning Oxford
From Alden's Oxford Guide, 1892
The Hymnus Eucharisticus
Lyrics by Dr Thomas Smith (translation below)
Te Deum Patrem colimus, Te laudibus prosequimur, qui corpus cibo reficis, coelesti mentem gratia. Te adoramus,
O Jesu, Te, Fili unigenite, Te, qui non dedignatus es subire claustra Virginis. Actus in crucem, factus es irato Deo victima per te, Salvator unice vitae spes nobis rediit. Tibi, aeterne Spiritus cuius afflatu peperit infantem Deum Maria, aeternum benedicimus. Triune Deus, hominum salutis auctor optime, immensum hoc mysterium ovante lingua canimus.
We worship you, O God the Father, we offer you our praise, for you nourish our bodies, and minds with heavenly grace. We adore you, O Jesus, you, the only begotten Son, you, who did not disdain to submit to birth in the Virgin's womb. Driven onto the cross, you were made the victim of God's wrath. Through you, our only Saviour, hope of life returned to us. To you, Eternal
Spirit by whose breath was born by Mary the Infant God, be our eternal blessings. Triune God, of all humanity the great author of salvation, this immense mystery our tongues all cheer and sing.
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