Tuesday, April 05, 2011

O Salutaris Hostia - Cantilene

Here's something kind of odd, and oddly interesting, too:

Remember that this is a eucharistic hymn, sung at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament! This setting is from G. Rossini; here are the words:
O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to us below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Your aid supply; Your strength bestow.

To your great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee.

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