Poetry, VOLUME 11

St. Thomas Aquinas – Three Hymns [Poems]

Jan. 28 marks the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

We celebrate the occasion with three hymns that he wrote, and that have been passed down through church history

 

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O Food of Men Wayfaring
St. Thomas Aquinas

(Trans. Athelstan Riley)

 

O Food of men wayfaring,
The Bread of Angels sharing,
O Manna from on high!
We hunger; Lord, supply us,
Nor thy delights deny us,
Whose hearts to thee draw nigh.

O Stream of love past telling,
O purest Fountain, welling
From out the Saviour’s side!
We faint with thirst; revive us,
Of thine abundance give us,
And all we need provide.

O Jesu, by thee bidden,
We here adore thee, hidden
’Neath forms of bread and wine.
Grant when the veil is riven,
We may behold, in heaven,
Thy countenance divine.

 

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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