Monday, August 07, 2006

TANTUM ergo SacramentumVeneremur cernui:Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui:Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum 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 iubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio.
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.

V. Panem de caelo praestitisti eis. (T.P. Alleluia)R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. (T.P. Alleluia)

V. Thou hast given them bread from heaven (P.T. Alleluia).R. Having within it all sweetness (P.T. Alleluia).

Oremus: Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili, passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti: tribue, quaesumus, ita nos corporis et sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Let us pray: O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament left us a memorial of Thy Passion: grant, we implore Thee, that we may so venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, as always to be conscious of the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.


Marie Cecile said...

I love the picture and most especially the prayers. Thank you for putting them on your blog.

God love you,
Marie Cecile

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Thank you Marie. Everyday I thank the great saint who wrote the Tantum Ergo. Truly it may be said of him: operibus suis bene functus est!

Marie Cecile said...

Question, what does this mean? operibus suis bene functus est! I could not find a translation. I know St Thomas Aquinas wrote this great prayer. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Hello Marie,

It is translated into English thusly: He performed his tasks well.

God love you!

Marie Cecile said...

I thank you dearly for the translation. And I agree, St. Thomas has done that exactly!

God love you

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