Tantum Ergo - Igbaras version


Sung during benediction.

                 I
C                F         
Tantum ergo Sacramentum
          Bb  C         F
Veneremur cernui
                     Bb    F
Et antiquum documentum
                     C 
novo cedat ritui
                   F                Bb
Praestet fides supplementum
F                        CF
Sensuum defectui

                II
C          F         
Genitori, Genitoque
           Bb  C     F
Laus et jubilatio
    Dm                 Bb   F
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
                    C 
Sit et benedictio
               F           Bb  F
Procedenti ab utroque
C           F            CF
Compar sit laudatio.
C                F
A-men, Amen.


English Translation

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! oe'r ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty.
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