HCWEOM 192-203: Hymns and Antiphons

The rite gives a selection of hymnody for Benediction:

4. HYMNS

At benediction, which concludes the service of adoration, especially the short form, singing may be confined to the last part, beginning with the words: Tantum ergo.

192. Pange, lingua, gloriosi

193. Sacris sollemniis iuncta sint gaudia

194. Verbum supernum pradiens

195. Jesu, nostra redemptio

196. Aeterne rex altissime

197. The (Lauda, Sion) sequence may be sung either in its entirety or beginning at the words: Ecce panis.

198. Adoro te devote, latens veritas,

199. Ubi caritas est vera, Deus ibi est

A further choice of chants can be found in the Liturgy of the Hours.

The rite also gives antiphons to use with psalms for communal singing. Note that even deep in the devotion to the Eucharist, the Church gives us texts that use “we” language, that speak of the Eucharist as meal, and that even put the word of God, unattributed, into the mouths of the faithful:

5. ANTIPHONS

200.

How holy this feast in which Christ is our food: his passion is recalled, grace fills our hearts, and we receive a pledge of the glory to come.

201.

How gracious you are, Lord: your gift of bread from heaven reveals a Father’s love and brings us perfect joy. You fill the hungry with good things and send away empty the rich in their pride.

202.

Body of Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary body bowed in agony, raised upon the cross and offered for us in sacrifice body pierced and flowing with blood and water, come at the hour of our death as our living bread, the foretaste of eternal glory: come, Lord Jesus, loving and gracious Son of Mary.

203.

I am the living bread come down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread (they) shall live for ever. The bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.

 

I like these antiphons, though they are a bit long. Any musicians out there who know of any settings, in either Latin or the vernacular of these?

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4 Responses to HCWEOM 192-203: Hymns and Antiphons

  1. Rob F. says:

    Verbum supernum prodiens.

    Not Verbum supernum pradiens.

  2. Todd says:

    Hi Rob.

    Thanks for the correction. When I scanned from my Rites book, I missed it.

  3. Anon says:

    How holy this feast in which Christ …
    Scads – O Sacrum Convivium
    Remondi, Biery, Willan

    Body of Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary ….
    Also lots – Ave Verum Corpus
    Mozart, Elgar, Gregorian (very simple, each line of the tune is repeated, so a congregation would have no trouble)

    I am the living bread come down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread (they) shall live for ever. The bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.

    Numerous, the Palestrina probably the best known, Toolan’s setting, of course.

    Blanking on the second one, but I know I’ll think of them

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