O Food that weary pilgrims love
O Food that weary pilgrims love. German, 17th century, translated by the compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern.
This is a translation of ‘O esca viatorum’*. It was written for a collection of Introits that were intended to supplement the First Edition of A&M. When plans for this were abandoned, it was taken into the Appendix (1868), in the section for Holy Communion. It had three stanzas:
O Food that weary pilgrims love, O Bread of angel hosts above, O Manna of the saints, The hungry soul would feed on Thee; Ne’er may the heart unsolaced be Which for Thy sweetness faints.
O Fount of love, O cleansing Tide, Which from the Saviour’s pierced Side And Sacred Heart dost flow, Be...
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