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Tantum Ergo
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Composed by St. Thomas Aquinas


Tantum Ergo

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.

Genitori, Genitoque,

To the everlasting Father,

Laus et jubilatio,

And the Son who reigns on high,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque,

With the Holy Spirit proceeding

Sit et benedictio:

Forth from each eternally,

Procedenti ab utroque,

Be salvation, honor, blessing,

Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

Might and endless majesty! Amen.