The Benediction is sung during Exposition when the Eucharist is
brought to the altar
- 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.
- 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.
Sung at Benediction when the priest genuflects and kneels at
- 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.
- 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.
After the Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament back in the tabernacle, the Divine
- 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.