April 2, 2019

Seventh Century Eucharistic Hymn

Body and Blood under sacramental veil,
Rescue all Christians from the gates of hell,
Bringer of salvation, Christ the Son of God,
Saved all mankind by his cross and blood.

– from the oldest known Eucharistic hymn (c. 680-91)

Source: Gaudoin-Parker, Michael, The Real Presence Through the Ages (New York, Alba House, 1993) p. 69.


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