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Tuesday, 26 May 2009 01:52

EXPOSITION: After the people have assembled, the following or another suitable song may be sung while the minister prepares the Holy Eucharist for adoration.

1. O salutaris Hostia               O Saving Victim! opening wide
    Quae Caeli pandis ostium    The gate of Heaven to man below!
    Bella premunt hostilia,        Our foes press on from every side;
    Da robur, fer auxilium         Thine aid supply, Thy strength

2. Uni trinoque Domino        To Thy great Name be endless praise,
    Sit sempiterna gloria,        Immortal Godhead! One in three!
    Qui vitam sine termino      O grant us endless length of days
    Nobis donet in patria.        In our true native land with Thee!
    Amen.                           Amen.

ADORATION: The Liturgy of the Hours may be celebrated during the period of exposition, or there may be prayers, songs, readings from scripture and a brief homily to direct the attention of the faithful to the worship of the Lord. The following or another suitable Eucharistic song may be sung.

1. Tantum ergo Sacramentum      Down in adoration falling,
    Veneremur cernui,                  Lo! the Sacred Host we Hail!
    Et antiquum documentum        Lo! o'er ancient forms departing,
    Novo cedat ritui;                     Newer rites of grace prevail.
    Praestet fides supplementum    Faith for all defects supplying
    Sensuum defectui.                  Where the feeble senses fail.
2. Genitori Genitoque                  To the Everlasting Father,
    Laus et jubilatio,                     And the Son Who reigns on high,
    Salus, honor, virtus quoque    With the Holy Ghost, proceeding
    Sit et benedictio            Forth from Each eternally,
    Procedenti ab utroque        Be salvation, honor, blessing,
    Compar sit laudatio. Amen.    Might and endless majestry. Amen.

Priest:     Panem de caelo praestitisti eis.     You have given us Bread from Heaven.

ALL:    Omne delectamentum in se    Having all sweetness within it.

EUCHARISTIC BLESSING: If the minister is a priest or deacon, there may be a blessing. Before the blessing a prayer such as the following may be said:

Priest:   Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of Your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of Your body and blood help us to experience the salvation You won for us and the peace of the kingdom where You live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever
ALL: Amen.
REPOSITION: After the blessing the minister places the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
ACCLAMATION OR SONG: The people may say an acclamation or sing another song such as the following.

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 St Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints.

1. Holy God, we praise thy name;
Lord of all, we bow before thee,
All on earth thy scepter claim,
All in heaven above adore thee,
Infinite thy vast domain,
Everlasting is thy reign!

2. Hark, the loud celestial hymn,
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and Seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heavens with sweet accord;
Holy, holy, holy, Lord!
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