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attain to Thy heavenly all who have in this place, kingdom; and there, with or elsewhere, joined in all the blessed angels and offering up the great mesaints, more clearly con- morial Sacrifice of Thy template Thee, more per- Death and Passion. Take fectly love Thee, and more from our hearts whatsoever worthily praise and glorify is displeasing to Thee, that Thy Name throughout eter-we may not stop the course nity. Amen.
of Thy grace.
We hate As the Priest leaves the Altar our sins, because they are
say, standing, hateful to Thee: O make THA 'HANKS be to God for us hate them with truer
His unspeakable gift. hatred, and turn from them At High Service, the Nunc Di- with a more resolute will:
mittis is often sung by the Choir purify our hearts, and sancin procession, as they leave the Chancel. If this is done, join
tify our souls. Bless us, O in singing it with them.
Jesus, with a blessing like Then kneel down and say this to that with which Thou short thanksgiving:
didst bless Thy disciples O DIVINE Saviour of when, leaving this earth,
our souls, Who hast Thou didst ascend into graciously been pleased to heaven. Bless us with a leave us Thy precious Body blessing which may change and Blood in the most us, purify us, and unite us Holy Sacrament of the perfectly to Thee: which Altar, we return our grate- may fill us with Thy Spirit, ful thanks to Thee for this and may be to us, even in Thy great mercy. Thou this life, an assured pledge art the source of every of that benediction which good gift: O shower down, Thou hast prepared for then, Thy grace and hea- Thine elect in Thy heavenly benedictions upon venly kingdom. Amen.
ACTS OF ADORATION.
“No one eateth this Flesh, unless he hath first adored.”-St. Augustine.
I. HEE, O God, wel Let every creature rejoice praise: Thee, Je-before Thee, and give Thee sus, we confess : praise, and extol Thee, and
the King of kings, bless and glorify Thee for and Lord of lords. ever and ever.
Thee, crucified and glo- Hail, Jesus Christ! Word rious, we do worship: our of the Father: Son of the sweet and beloved Re-Virgin: Lamb of God: Saldeemer:
vation of the world: Holy Who hast washed us with Sacrifice: Word made flesh: the sprinkling of Thy Blood. Fountain of Mercy.
Thou art worthy, O Lord Hail, Jesus! God and Jesus Christ, our God, to Man: Priest and Victim: receive praise, blessing, Living Bread: Food of imglory, and honour. mortality.
Let all flesh rejoice in Hail, for evermore, Thou Thee: and every living be-Fountain of Life and Love! ing glorify Thy Name. Thou Author and Giver of
Let every face be hum-every good gift! bled at Thy feet.
pitying Saviour, have mercy HAIL, most holy and upon me. O grant unto
precious Body of me, that like as I see Thee Christ! which wast once now by faith here present, offered on the Altar of the under the forms of Bread Cross for the saving of the and Wine, so I may at last world, and now in solemn see Thee, my God and my mystery art daily offered King, in Thy Beauty and upon the Altars of Thy glory, and dwell with Thee Holy Church throughout in peace and gladness for all the world. I worship
III. during Sacrifice, By faith, HAIL, adorable Jesu! I discern Thy Body under full of these outward veils of Bread is with Thee. Blessed be and Wine.
Thy Passion, Death, and I believe that Thou art Thy Wounds. Blessed be “verily and indeed” pre-the Blood of Thy Wounds. sent, adorable Lord: there-O most sweet Lord Jesus, fore will I worship Thee : grant me a heart pure, contherefore will I supplicate trite, patient, and humble; Thee : therefore will I a body chaste, obedient, praise and magnify Thee. temperate, and ever ready
O Jesu! merciful and to do Thee service. Amen.
On the Cross a Victim slain !
With Thee glorified to reign.
Hail! Word Incarnate! which, divinest,
Bread of angels, ever-living,
Antidote all guilt relieving.
O GODHEAD hid, devoutly I adore Thee,
God only on the Cross lay hid from view;
Thy wounds, as Thomas saw, I do not see;
O loving Pelican ! O Jesu, Lord,
Jesu, whom for the present veil'd I see,