Advent Hymn Text - Fr. Christopher Phillips - O Precious Lord, Once Born For Us / ST. BOTOLPH
  • I have fond memories of singing this tender Advent Eucharistic text at daily Mass in school. Perhaps others would find it useful.

    O precious Lord, once born for us
    in stable small and poor;
    be born again within our hearts,
    and there let us adore.

    As once our Savior thou didst come,
    both Man and God divine,
    so now thou givest Flesh and Blood
    'neath forms of Bread and Wine.

    Sweet Fruit of Virgin Mary's womb,
    once hid from earthly sight,
    may we thy children fruitful be,
    and show the world thy Light.

    Now stay with us, Lord Jesus Christ,
    in solemn Mystery,
    that when our work on earth be done
    thy glory we may see.

    Text: Fr. Christopher G. Phillips
    Intended music: St. Botolph, by Gordon Slater

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