O Salutaris Hostia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

O salutaris Hostia (Latin, "O Saving Victim" or "O Saving Sacrifice"), is a section of one of the Eucharistic hymns written by St Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi. He wrote it for the Hour of Lauds in the Divine Office. It is actually the last two stanzas of the hymn Verbum supernum prodiens, and is used for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The other two hymns written by Aquinas for the Feast contain the famous sections Panis angelicus and Tantum ergo.

Lyrics

Latin text Literal Translation Verse Rendering
O salutaris Hostia,
Quæ cæli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.
O, salutary Victim,
Who expandest the door of heaven,
Hostile armies press,
Give strength; bear aid.
To the Triune Lord,
May there be everlasting glory;
that life without end He
to us give in our homeland.
Amen.
O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to us below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.
To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee.
Amen.

Local usage

As a liturgical text, the hymn is usually sung in Latin. There are however some cases in which it is found sung in the vernacular.

In Notre Dâme, Paris, France a middle stanza is inserted, localising the text:

Latin Text Literal Translation
O vere digna Hostia,
Spes unica fidelium:
In te confidit Francia;
Da pacem, serva lilium.[1]
O truly worthy Victim,
Only hope of the faithful :
in Thee trusts France;
Give peace, conserve the lily.

A verse rendering of the song is used during the Wednesday Novena Service to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Baclaran Church, Parañaque, Philippines. Rev. Teofilo Vinteres, C.Ss.R and Alfredo Buenavista are credited with the music and the arrangement, respectively, and both also produced a Filipino translation, Handóg na Tagapágligtás ("Sacrificial Saviour"):

Filipino Text Literal Translation
Handóg na Tagapágligtás
Langit sa amin nagbukás;
Pagkalooban ang Iyong angkán
Ng pananggól sa kasamaán.


Ang isang Diyos ay purihin.
Tatlóng Persona ay sambahin;
Ang buhay namin ay palawigin
Hanggáng sa buhay na dárating.
Amen.[2]
Sacrificial Saviour,
[Whom] Heaven to us has opened;
Unto Thy clan bestow
Defence against evil.


The One God be praised.
The Three Persons, adored;
Our lives be lengthened
Until the world to come.
Amen.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bennett, L.P.; Royal Musical Association (2009). Sacred Repertories in Paris Under Louis XIII: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Vma Rés. 571. Ashgate. p. 129. ISBN 9780754668213. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Oocities.com" (in English and Tagalog). 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 

External links

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=O_Salutaris_Hostia&oldid=802184133"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Salutaris_Hostia
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "O Salutaris Hostia"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA