velatum

ADORO TE DEVOTE, latens Deitas,
Quæ sub his figuris vere latitas;
Tib se cor meum totum subjicit,
Quia, te contemplans totum deficit.

Visus, tactus, gustus in te fallitur,
Sed auditu solo, tuto creditur:
Credo quidquid dixit Dei Filius:
Nil hoc verbo veritatis verius.

In cruce latebat sola Deitas;
At hic latet simul et humanitas:
Ambo tamen credens, atque confitens,
Peto quod petivit latro pœnitens.

Plagas sicut Thomas, non intueor,
Deum tamen meum te confiteor:
Fac me tibi semper magis credere,
In te spem habere, te diligere.

O memoriale mortis Domini,
Panis vivus vitam præstans homini,
Præsta meæ menti de te vivere,
Et te illi semper dulce sapere.

Pie pellicane Jesu Domine,
Me immundum munda tuo sanguine,
Cujus una stilla salvum facere
Totum mundum quit ab omni scelere.

Jesu, quem velatum nunc aspicio,
Oro fiat illud quod tam sitio,
Ut te revelata cernens facie
Visu sim beatus tuæ gloræ.

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this song is literally perfect

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I’ve just discovered Serenity and am rather enjoying what I’ve heard so far, this track in particular :) I actually saw them live when they supported Delain in London back in April 2011 but didn’t properly check out their music until a few days ago - it’s quite dramatic and theatrical, kinda like Kamelot Junior (with a bit of Sonata Arctica thrown in)!

And the singer and bass player both added me and sent me a message on Facebook yesterday which is pretty cool :)