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Tantum Ergo (Down in Adoration Falling)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

You can make a online visit to the Blessed Sacrament at the link which I have provided above. The image above is a still image but at the website which is linked above you can see a LIVE webcast of the Blessed Sacrament. I highly recommend the above linked website, Savior.org especially if you find yourself with a few extra minutes at home or at work. People play online games and chat online, well then why not pray and adore Our Savior while online. This is The Year of the Eucharist as proclaimed by the Holy Father and we are all called to know and love Him more this year and throughout our lives. I have included a few traditional adoration hymns/ prayers for your use. This may not take the place of a actual visit to a Blessed Sacrament Chapel but if your situation because of illness or work or family prevent a visit right now then why not make a visit online. God will bless you for your prayers and your time with Him! At 3am I will be going to my local parish for my scheduled adoration time. Please remember us in your prayers. Please remember also The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters who are responsible for the wonderful website of love and adoration at Savior.org. May Christ bless their vocation of love and prayer and increase their numbers so that many souls may be brought to Christ. May Our Lord Jesus richly bless you all and may Mary keep you beneath her protective mantle of love and grace.
Omnia Pro Jesu Per Mariam!

Tantum Ergo (Down in Adoration Falling)
Note: The text of this hymn was composed by St. Thomas Aquinas and, along with O Salutaris Hostia, is strongly associated with Eucharistic Adoration, particularly, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. There are variations on the melody.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui
Et antiquum documentum
novo cedat ritui
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensum defectui

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! oe'r ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. A-men

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty.

Adoro Te Devote
Note: The text of this hymn was composed by St. Thomas Aquinas

Adóro te devóte, látens Déitas,
Quæ sub his figúris vere látitas,
Tíbi se cor méum tótum súbjicit,
Quia Te contémplans tótum déficit.

O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee,
Who truly art within the forms before me;
To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee,
As failing quite in contemplating Thee.

Vísus, táctus, gústus in te fállitur,
Sed audítu sólo túto créditur:
Crédo quídquid díxit Déi Fílius:
Nil hoc vérbo Veritátis vérius.

Sight, touch, and taste in Thee are each deceived;
The ear alone most safely is believed.
I believe all the Son of God has spoken :
Than Truth's own word there is no trucer token.

In crúce latébat sóla Déitas,
At hic látet simul et humánitas:
Ambo tamen crédens atque cónfitens,
Péto quod petívit látro paénitens
God only on the Cross lay hid from view,
But here lies hid at once the manhood too :
And I, in both professing my believe,
Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.

Plágas, sicut Thómas, non intúeor:
Déum tamen méum te confíteor:
Fac me tíbi semper mágis crédere,
In te spem habére, te dilígere.
Thy wounds, as Thomas saw, I do not see;
Yet Thee confess my Lord and God to be.
Make me blieve Thee ever more and more,
In Thee my hope, in Thee my love to store.

O memoriále mórtis Dómini!
Pánis vívus vítam praéstans hómini!
Praésta méæ ménti de te vívere,
Et te ílli semper dúlce sápere.
O Thou, memorial of our Lord's own dying!
O living bread, to mortals life supplying!
Make Thou my soul henceforth on Thee to live;
Ever a taste of heavenly sweetness give.

Píe pellicáne, Jésu Dómine!
Me immúndum múnda túo Sánguine:
Cújus úna stílla sálvum fácere
Tótum múndum quit ab ómni scélere.

O loving Pelican! O Jesu Lord!
Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood :
Of which a single drop, for sinners spilt,
Can purge the entire world from all its guilt.

Jésu, quem velátum nunc aspício,
Oro fíat íllud quod tam sítio,
Ut Te reveláta cérnens fácie,
Vísu sim beátus túæ glóriæ. Amen.

Jesu! whom for the present veiled I see,
What I so thirst for, oh, vouchasafe to me :
That I may see Thy countenance unfolding,
And may be blest Thy glory in beholding. Amen.

Panis Angelicus

Panis angelicus
Fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus
Figuris terminum.
O, res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum.
Pauper, pauper,
Servus et humilis.
Pauper, pauper,
Servus et humilis.

Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus
Sic nos tu visita
sicut te colimus
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus
Ad lucem
quam inhabitas.
Ad lucem
quam inhabitas.

Heavenly bread
That becomes the bread for all mankind;
Bread from the angelic host
That is the end of all imaginings.
O, miraculous thing!
This Body of God will nourish
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.

O God, one substance in Three Persons,
we beseech Thee,
come to visit us,
as we adore Thee:
guide us on Thy paths
whither we direct our course,
to the light
wherein Thou dost dwell.
to the light
wherein Thou dost dwell.

O Salutaris Hostia
Note: The text of this hymn was composed by St. Thomas Aquinas and, along with Tantum Ergo, is strongly associated with Eucharistic Adoration, particularly, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. There are variations on the melody.

O Salutaris Hostia
Quae coeli pandis ostium
Bella premunt hostilia
Da robur fer auxilium

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempi terna gloria
Qui vitam sine termino
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