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V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. R. Sicut erat in principio, &c.

The Prayer. (Quæsumus.)

WE beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy servant, Victoria, our Queen, who thro' thy mercy hath undertaken the government of these realms, may also receive an increase of all virtues, wherewith being adorned, she may avoid every enormity of sin, [vanquish her enemies,*] and being rendered acceptable in thy sight, may come at length to thee, who art the way, the truth, and the life. Thro', &c.


Whilst the Priest (before the Benediction) is taking the B. Sacrament out of the Tabernacle, the following Hymn is generally sung :

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Da rober, fer auxilium Do thou give strength -assistance bring 2. Uni trinoque Do- 2. To God eternal, three in one,


The words in Italics are said in time of war only.

Sit sempiterna gloria: May everlasting praises


Qui vitam sine ter- And endless life besides his throne


Nobis donet in patria. May he in heaven, our home, bestow.

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Salus, honor, virtus Greeting, honour, tri

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Compar sit laudatio.


V. Panem de cœlo, præstitisti eis. Alleluia.

R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. Alleluia.

DEUS, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili passionis tui memoriam reliquisti tribue, quæsumus, ita nos corporis et sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemtionis tuæ, fructum in nobis jugiter sentiamus. Qui.

Be an equal homage
done. Amen.
V. Thou hast given
them bread from hea-
ven. Alleluia.

R. Replenished with whatever is delicious. Alleluia.*

O GOD, who, in this wonderful sacrament, hath left us a perpetual memorial of thy passion, grant us, we beseech thee, so to reverence the sacred mysteries of thy body and blood, that our souls may be always sensible of the redemption thou hast purchased for us. Who.



Glory and honour still we pay

To thee, oh Christ, to whom the lay
Of Israel's children rose to day.+

* Alleluja is Hebrew, and means Praise ye the Lord.

†This is repeated between each verse.


Hosannah, King of Israel thou!

To David's Son, who cometh now
In the Lord's name, hosannahs flow.

The Hebrews met thee, and they bore
Branches and palms thy steps before :-
With prayers and hymns we now adore.

Their songs did but thy death proclaim.
Thou reignest now. We bless thy name,
And songs of love our hearts inflame.

They pleas'd thee. Great and gracious King,
Deign now accept the praise we bring,
Who lovest every perfect thing.


Praise, oh Sion, praise thy pastor,
Praise thy Saviour, Leader, Master,
Praise with canticle and hymn.
Tell thy love in strongest phrases—
Greater he than all thy praises,
They can never equal him.

A special theme for thy endeavour!-
The bread that giveth life for ever—
Is to-day proposed to thee.
That holy bread at supper given

To Judas and the true eleven

Now bespeaks thy melody.

* A solemn Jewish acclamation, meaning, "Save, we beseech thee."

Be thy praises full, sonorous,
Be they joyous, glad, decorous,
Speaking all thy mind's delight.
This, indeed, a day appalling,
This the festival recalling

The foundation of our rite.

At the feast of God's anointed
Was this holy Pasche appointed
To supplant the ancient law.
Novelty the age surprises;
Beaming truth 'mid darkness rises;
From the dawn must night withdraw.
Christ did then his priests enable
To do what He did at table,

In remembrance of the Lord.
Taught by him, his words obeying,
Still we consecrate-displaying
Bread and wine:-a host ador'd.
This the awful dogma given :—
Bread becomes the flesh of heaven,
And the wine becomes his blood.
What frail reason cannot master,
Faith should cling unto the faster,
Though it be not understood.
Under different signs appearing-
Signs the humblest aspect wearing-
See the choicest gifts divine.
We eat his flesh: we drink believing
His pure blood:-the while receiving
Christ entire 'neath either sign.

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