Formal Prayers for Exposition and Benediction

Exposition

English Latin
O SAVING VICTIM

O saving Victim opening wide.
The gate of heaven to man below!
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, one in three;
Oh, grant us endless length of days
In our true native land with thee.
Amen.

O SALUTARIS HOSTIA

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.

 Benediction

DOWN IN ADORATION FALLING

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! The Sacred Host we Hail!
Lo! o’er ancient forms departing,
Newer rites of grace prevailsenses cannot grasp the marvel;
Faith must serve to compensate.
Praise and glorify the father,
Bless his Son’s life-giving name,
Singing their eternal Godhead,
Power, majesty and fame,
Offering their Holy Spirit
Equal worship and acclaim.
Amen.

TANTUM ERGO

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui,
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui;
Praeset fides supplementum,
Sensuum defectui.
Genitori Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.
Amen. 

THE DIVINE PRAISES

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.