In Manus Tuas Domine
1. Pange lingua gloriosi
Quem in mundi pretium
Fructus ventris generosi,
Rex effudit gentium.
2. Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intacta Virgine
Et in mundo conversatus,
Sparso verbi semine,
Sui moras incolatus
Miro clausit ordine.
3. In supremae nocte coenae
Recumbens cum fratribus,
Observata lege plene
Cibis in legalibus,
Cibum turbae duodenae
Se dat suis manibus
4. Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem efficit:
Fitque sanguis Christi merum,
Et si sensus deficit,
Ad firmandum cor sincerum
Sola fides sufficit.
5. Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
6. Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.
1. Of the glorious Body telling,
O my tongue, its mysteries sing,
And the Blood, all price excelling,
Which the world’s eternal King,
In a noble womb once dwelling
Shed for the world’s ransoming.
2. Given for us, descending,
Of a Virgin to proceed,
Man with man in converse blending,
Scattered he the Gospel seed,
Till his sojourn drew to ending,
Which he closed in wondrous deed.
3. At the last great Supper lying
Circled by his brethren’s band,
Meekly with the law complying,
First he finished its command
Then, immortal Food supplying,
Gave himself with his own hand.
4. Word made Flesh, by word he maketh
Very bread his Flesh to be;
Man in wine Christ’s Blood partaketh:
And if senses fail to see,
Faith alone the true heart waketh
To behold the mystery.
5. Therefore we, before him bending,
This great Sacrament revere;
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.
6. Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son;
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is one.
A more literal translation:
Sing, my tongue, the mystery of the glorious Body and of the precious Blood,
which, fruit of the blessed womb, He the King of nations gave to ransom the
2. Given to us, born for us of a spotless virgin, He dwelt on earth,
sowing the seed of His word, till with a wonderful rite He closed his life.
3. In the night of the last supper, seated with the brethren, having fulfilled all the
law required, to the twelve with His own hands as food He gives Himself.
4.Word made flesh, by his word He changes bread into his Body and wine
becomes the Blood of Christ. If our senses fail us, faith alone will make a true
5. Bowing low then let us worship so great a Sacrament. The old law gives place to a new rite, faith supplies the lack of sight.
6. To the Father and to the Son be praise and glory, salvation, honor, power and blessing; to Him Who from both proceeds be the same worship.