Holy Thursday Translations

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Holy Thursday Translations

Introit: Nos Autem
Translation: We, however, ought to glory in the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection; through whom we have been saved and liberated. V. May the Lord have mercy on us and bless us; may be shine his face upon us and have mercy on us.

Offertory: Ubi Caritas
Where charity and love are found, God is there.

v1. The love of Christ has gathered us together into one. Let us rejoice and be glad in Him. Let us fear and love the living God, and love each other from the depths of our heart.

v2. Therefore when we are gathered into one, let us take heed not to be divided in mind. Let there be an end to bitterness and quarrels, an end to strife, and in our midst be Christ God.

v3. And in company with the blessed, may we see thy face in glory, O Christ God: pure and unbounded joy for infinite ages of ages.

Communion: Hoc corpus
This Body will be given for you. This is the cup of the New Covenant in my blood; whenever you receive them, do so in remembrance of me.

Adoro te devote
1. I devoutly adore you, O hidden Deity,
Truly hidden beneath these appearances.
My whole heart submits to you,
And in contemplating you,
It surrenders itself completely.

2. Sight, touch, taste are all deceived
In their judgment of you,
But hearing suffices firmly to believe.
I believe all that the Son of God has spoken;
There is nothing truer than this word of truth.

3. On the cross only the divinity was hidden,
But here the humanity is also hidden.
I believe and confess both,
And ask for what the repentant thief asked.

4. I do not see the wounds as Thomas did,
But I confess that you are my God.
Make me believe more and more in you,
Hope in you, and love you.

5. O memorial of our Lord’s death!
Living bread that gives life to man,
Grant my soul to live on you,
And always to savor your sweetness.

6. Lord Jesus, Good Pelican,
wash me clean with your blood,
One drop of which can free
the entire world of all its sins.

7. Jesus, whom now I see hidden,
I ask you to fulfill what I so desire:
That the sight of your face being unveiled
I may have the happiness of seeing your glory. Amen