Here you will find the Poem We Hail Thee Now, O Jesus of poet Frederick George Scott
We hail thee now, O Jesus, thy presence here we own, though sight and touch have failed us, and faith perceives alone; thy love has veiled thy glory; and hid thy power divine, in mercy to our weakness, beneath an earthly sign. We hail thee now, O Jesus, in silence hast thou come, for all the hosts of heaven with wonderment are dumb: so great the condescension, so marvelous the love, which for our sakes, O Savior, have drawn thee from above. We hail thee now, O Jesus, for law and type have ceased, and thou in each Communion art Sacrifice and Priest; we make this great memorial in union, Lord, with thee, and plead thy death and passion to cleanse and set us free. We hail thee now, O Jesus, for death is drawing near, and in thy presence only its terrors disappear; dwell with us, sweetest Savior, and guide us through the night, till shadows end in glory, and faith be lost in sight.