Adoro Te devote, latens Deitas


  • Hidden God, Devoutly I Adore Thee


Hymn usually given in the “Thanksgiving after Mass”, in the Missal; it is often sung at Benediction. It was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas. There are about 25 translations. The English title given is by J. O’Hagan; the third verse reads:

On the Cross was veiled Thy’Godhead’s splendor,
Here Thy Manhood lieth hidden too;
Unto both alike my faith I render,
And, as sued the contrite thief. I sue.

MLA Citation

  • “Adoro Te devote, latens Deitas”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2010. Web. 25 November 2015. <>