Benediction

The Benediction is sung during Exposition when the Eucharist is brought to the altar

Latin English
  • O salutaris Hostia
  • Quae caeli pandis ostium;
  • Bella premunt hostilia,
  • Da robur, fer auxilium.
  • Uni trinoque Domino
  • Sit sempiterna gloria,
  • Qui vitam sine termino
  • Nobis donet in patria.
  • Amen.
  • O saving Victim, open wide
  • The gate of heaven to us below.
  • Our foes press on from every side;
  • Your aid supply, your strength bestow.
  • To your great name be endless praise
  • Immortal Godhead, One in Three
  • O grant us endless length of days
  • In our true native land to be.
  • Amen.

Sung at Benediction when the priest genuflects and kneels at the altar

  • Tantum ergo Sacramentum
  • Veneremur cernui,
  • Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui
  • Praestet fides supplementum
  • Sensuum defectfui.
  • Genitori Genitoque Laus et jubilatio,
  • Salus, honor, virtus quoque
  • Sit et benedictio;
  • Procedenti ab utroque
  • Compar sit laudatio.
  • Amen
  • Down in adoration falling,
  • This great Sacrament we hail;
  • Over ancient forms of worship Newer rites of grace prevail;
  • Faith will tell us Christ is present,
  • When our human senses fail.
  • To the everlasting Father,
  • And the Son who made us free,
  • And the Spirit, God proceeding
  • From them Each eternally,
  • Be salvation, honour, blessing,
  • Might and endless majesty.
  • Amen.

After the Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament back in the tabernacle, the Divine Praises are said.

  • Blessed be God.
  • Blessed be his holy name.
  • Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man
  • Blessed be the name of Jesus
  • Blessed be his most Sacred Heart
  • Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
  • Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
  • Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
  • Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
  • Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
  • Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
  • Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and Mother.
  • Blessed be Saint Joseph, her spouse, most chaste.
  • Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
  • Amen.