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A Hymn By St. Thomas Aquinas - Pange, Lingua, Gloriosi (Acclaim, My Tongue, This Mystery)
The Aquinas Prayer Book - Sophia Institute Press | n/a | St. Thomas Aquinas

Posted on 01/28/2003 8:39:22 AM PST by Pyro7480

Pange, lingua, gloriosi
Corporis mysterium
Sanguinisque pretiosi,
Quem in mundi pretium,
Fructus ventris generosi,
Rex effudit gentium.

Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intacta Virgine,
Et in mundo conversatus,
Sparso verbi semine
Sui moras incolatus
Miro clausit ordine.

In supremae nocte coenae
Recumbens cum fratribus,
Observata lege plene
Cibis in legalibus,
Cibum turbae duodenae
Se dat suis manibus

Verbum caro panem verum
Verbo carnem efficit;
Fit sanguis Christi merum.
Et si sensus deficit,
Ad firmandum cor sincerum
Sola fides sufficit.

Tantum ergo sacramentum
Venereumur cernui.
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui.
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio.
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.



Acclaim, my tongue, this mystery
Of glorious Body and precious Blood
Which the King of nations shed for us
A noble womb's sole fruitful bud.

Given and born from a Virgin pure,
Having made this world His dwelling place,
When the seeds of His words were sown afar
He ended His stay in wondrous grace.

With brethren reclining at that last meal,
He observes in full what the Law demands,
Then gives Himself as food instead
To apostles twelve with His own hands.

The Word in Flesh makes true bread flesh,
The Blood of Christ then comes from wine.
Though senses fail to see this truth,
Faith will make pure hearts incline.

So great a sacrament, therefore,
Let us revere while kneeling down.
Let old laws yield to this new rite.
Let faith, not sense, conviction ground.

Praise and jubilation to the Father;
Honor, virtue, blessing to the Son;
And to the One Who proceeds from both
In equal measure may praise be sung.


TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; History; Prayer; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: aquinas; eucharist; hymn; thomas
This Eucharistic hymn, which is taken from Aquinas' Hymns for the Office of the Feast of Corpus Chrisi, has been chanted for centuries, and the last two stanzas are part of the Benediction and Exposition service. Happy Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor!
1 posted on 01/28/2003 8:39:23 AM PST by Pyro7480
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2 posted on 01/28/2003 8:44:00 AM PST by Pyro7480 (+ Vive Jesus! (Live Jesus!) +)
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To: Pyro7480
Thanks. We do this usually on Holy Thursday.
3 posted on 01/28/2003 8:45:36 AM PST by Desdemona
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4 posted on 01/28/2003 10:05:58 AM PST by Pyro7480 (+ Vive Jesus! (Live Jesus!) +)
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To: Pyro7480
Angelic Doctor Bump!
5 posted on 01/28/2003 11:38:30 AM PST by TotusTuus
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To: Pyro7480
Thanks, friend, for flagging me. I love singing Tantum Ergo, and I did not know that Aquinas was the author.
6 posted on 01/28/2003 12:17:30 PM PST by Bigg Red
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To: Pyro7480
Thank you....One of my favorite hymns.
7 posted on 01/28/2003 1:40:08 PM PST by Litany
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To: Pyro7480
Thank you and bless you for this post.
8 posted on 01/28/2003 2:08:35 PM PST by Siobhan (+ Jesus, I trust in you. +)
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9 posted on 01/28/2003 2:10:33 PM PST by Siobhan (+ Jesus, I trust in you. +)
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To: Pyro7480
10 posted on 01/28/2003 2:44:51 PM PST by patent
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To: Siobhan
A beautiful hymn indeed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

God bless,

11 posted on 01/28/2003 8:05:50 PM PST by EODGUY
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12 posted on 01/28/2006 9:17:37 AM PST by Carolina
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May the message of St. Thomas “to seek the truth in charity” penetrate our heart and mind.

13 posted on 01/28/2008 5:25:33 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor of the Church

Saint Thomas Aquinas,
Priest & Doctor of the Church
January 28th

Benozzo Gozzoli
Triumph of St Thomas Aquinas
1471 -- Tempera on panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Adoremus Hymnal

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was educated at the Abbey of Monte Cassino and at the University of Naples. In 1244 he joined the Dominican Order. Considered one of the greatest philosophers and theologians of all time, St. Thoms gained the title of "Angelic Doctor". He had an undisputed mastery of scholastic theology and a profound holiness oflife. Pope Leo XIII declared him Patron of Catholic Schools. His monumental work, the Summa Theologica, wasstill unfinished when he died.

Source: Daily Roman Missal, Edited by Rev. James Socías, Midwest Theological Forum, Chicago, Illinois ©2003


God our Father,
You made Thomas Aquinas known
for his holiness and learning.
Help us to grow in wisdom by his teaching,
and in holiness by imitating his faith.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. +Amen.

First Reading: Wisdom 7:7-10,15-16
Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepters and thrones,
and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her.
Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem,
because all gold is but a little sand in her sight,
and silver will be accounted as clay before her.
I loved her more than health and beauty,
and I chose to have her rather than light,
because her radiance never ceases.

May God grant that I speak with judgment
and have thought worthy of what I have received,
for He is the guide even of wisdom and the corrector of the wise.
For both we and our words are in His hand,
as are all understanding and skill in crafts.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 23:8-12
But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


Sweetest Jesus,
Body and Blood most Holy,
be the delight and pleasure of my soul,
my strenght and salvation in all temptations,
my joy and peace in every trial,
my light and guide in every word and deed,
and my final protection in death. Amen

St. Thomas Aquinas
The Aquinas Prayer Book, Sophia Institute Press,

Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas:
"Ad Sacrosanctum Sacramentum"

O sacred banquet at which
Christ is consumed,
The memory of His Passion recalled,
our soul filled with grace,
and our pledge of future glory received:

How delightful, Lord, is Your spirit,
which shows Your sweetness to men,
offers the precious bread of heaven,
fills the hungry with good things,
and sends away empty the scornful rich.

V. You have given them bread from heaven.
R. A bread having all sweetness within it.

Let us pray:

God, Who left for us a memorial of Your Passion in this miraculous sacrament, Grant we implore You, that we may venerate the holy mystery of Your Body and Blood, so that we may ever experience in ourselves the fruitfulness of Your redemption.
You who life and reign, world without end. Amen.

(Translation from The Aquinas Prayer Book, Sophia Institute Press)

Link to The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas -

14 posted on 01/28/2010 4:09:04 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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