Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

June 14, 2020

Opening     Sequence

Offertory     Communion

Eucharistic Adoration

Scripture Readings

 

OPENING HYMN

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

 

1. At the Lamb’s high feast we sing praise to our victorious King;

Who has washed us in the tide flowing from his pierced side.

Praise we him, whose love divine gives his sacred Blood for wine,

Gives his Body for the feast: Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

 

2. Where the Paschal blood is poured, death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;

Israel’s hosts triumphant go through the wave that drowns the foe.

Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, Paschal victim, Paschal bread;

With sincerity and love eat we manna from above.

 

3. Mighty victim from on high, hell’s fierce pow’rs beneath you lie;

You have conquered in the fight, you have brought us life and light.

Now no more can death appall, now no more the grave enthrall;

You have opened paradise, and in you your saints shall rise.

 

4. Easter triumph, Easter joy, this alone can sin destroy;

From sin’s po’wr, Lord, set us free, newborn souls in you to be.

Father, who the crown shall give, Savior, by whose death we live,

Spirit, guide through all our days: Three in One, your name we praise..

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SEQUENCE (Short Form)

Lauda Sion

 

7. Bread of Angels! for God’s children

Pilgrims’ strength along the way;

God provides in love, as always,

Holy manna every day.

Christ, as Isaac on the altar,

Still our debt to God will pay.

 

8. Living bread, Good Shepherd, feed us,

Endless mercy offering;

With your hallowed saints unite us,

To your heavenly banquet bring;

There will we, forever feasting,

“Amen! Alleluia!” sing!

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OFFERTORY HYMN

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!

 

1. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne.

Alleluia! His the triumph, his the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood:

“Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by his blood.”

 

2. Alleluia! Not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;

Alleluia! He is near us; faith believes, nor questions how.

Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o’er,

Shall our hearts forget his promise: “I am with you evermore”?

 

3. Alleluia! Bread of Angels, here on earth our food, our stay!

Alleluia! Here the sinful flee to you from day to day.

Intercessor, friend of sinners, earth’s redeemer, plead for me,

Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

 

4. Alleluia! King eternal, you the Lord of lords we own;

Alleluia! Born of Mary, earth your footstool, heaven your throne.

You within the veil have entered, robed in flesh, our great high priest;

Here on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.

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COMMUNION HYMN

Eat this Bread, Drink this Cup

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

 

1. Christ is the bread of life, the true bread sent from the Father.

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

 

2. Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, but this is the bread come down from heaven.

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

 

3. Eat his flesh and drink his blood, and Christ will raise you up on the last day.

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

 

4. Anyone who eats this bread, will live forever.

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

 

5. If we believe and eat this bread, we will have eternal life.

 

Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to him and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in him and you will not thirst.

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EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION

AND BENEDICTION

 

EXPOSITION HYMN

O Saving Victim, Opening Wide

 

1. O Saving Victim, opening wide the gate of heaven to us below!

Our foes press on from every side: your aid supply, your strength bestow.

 

2. To your great name be endless praise, immortal Godhead, One in Three;

O grant us endless length of days when our true native land we see.

 

MEDITATION HYMN

Hidden Here Before Me (Adoro Te Devote)

 

1. Hidden here before me, Lord I worship you,

Hidden in these symbols, yet completely true.

Lord, my soul surrenders, longing to obey,

And in contemplation wholly faints away.

 

2. Seeing, touching, tasting: these are all deceived;

Only through the hearing can it be believed.

Nothing is more certain: Christ has told me so;

What the truth has uttered, I believe and know.

 

3. Only God was hidden when you came to die;

Human nature also here escapes the eye.

Both are my profession, both are my belief;

Bring me to your Kingdom, like the dying thief.

 

4. I am not like Thomas, who could see and touch;

Though your wounds are hidden, I believe as much.

Let me say so boldly, meaning what I say,

Loving you and trusting, now and every day.

 

5. Record of the Passion when the Lamb was slain,

Living bread that brings us back to life again:

Feed me with your presence, make me live on you;

Let that lovely fragrance fill me through and through.

 

6. Once a nesting pelican gashed herself to blood

For the preservation of her starving brood.

Now heal me with your blood, take away my guilt:

All the world is ransomed if one drop is spilt.

 

7. Jesus, for the present seen as through a mask,

Give me what I thirst for, give me what I ask:

Let me see your glory in a blaze of light,

And instead of blindness give me, Lord, my sight.

 

BENEDICTION HYMN

Tantum ergo Sacramentum

 

1. Tantum ergo Sacramentum veneremur cernui:

Et antiquum documentum novo cedat ritui:

Praestet fides supplementum sensuum defectui.

 

2. Genitori, genitoque laus et jubilatio,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque compar sit laudatio.

 

HYMN OF PRAISE

To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King

 

1. To Jesus Christ, our sovereign King, who is the world’s salvation,

All praise and homage do we bring and thanks and adoration.

 

Christ Jesus, Victor!

Christ Jesus, Ruler!

Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!

 

2. Your reign extend, O King benign, to every land and nation;

For in your kingdom, Lord divine, alone we find salvation.

Christ Jesus, Victor!

Christ Jesus, Ruler!

Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!

3. To you and to your Church, great King, we pledge our hearts’ oblation

Until before your throne we sing in endless jubilation.

Christ Jesus, Victor!

Christ Jesus, Ruler!

Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!

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