Corpus Christi 2016

Tantum Ergo

One of the great Eucharistic hymns, the powerful words were written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

Therefore we before him bending
This great sacrament revere.
Types and shadows have their ending
For the newer rite is here.
Faith our outward sense befriending
Makes its inward vision clear.

Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son.
Honor, thanks, and praise addressing
While eternal ages run.
Ever, too, his love progressing
Who from both with both is won.


Tantum ergo sacramentum
Veneremur cernui.
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui.
Præstet fidet supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori genitoque
Laus et jubilatio.
Honor, salus, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio.
Procedenti ab utroque
Comparsit laudatio.

The Divine Praises

A hymn of praise to the Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Joseph, sung after the Benediction.

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 Ghost, the Comforter.
Blessed be his Mother, Mary most holy.
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.