Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The officiant takes the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle and puts It in a monstrance on the altar.
This hymn is sung while the Blessed Sacrament is honoured with incense.

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of heaven to man below,
Our foes press hard on every side,
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
For evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
In our true native land with thee.

The people are led in prayers and/or intercessions. Then:

Officiant: Blessed, praised and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory
All: And in Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

All sing:
Therefore we, before him bending,
This great Sacrament revere;
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son;
Honour, might and praise addressing
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing
Who from both with both is one.

Officiant: Thou gavest them Bread from Heaven (Alleluia, alleluia);
All: Containing in itself all sweetness (Alleluia, alleluia).

The officiant sings the Benediction Collect:
Let us pray.
O God,
who in a wonderful Sacrament
hast left unto us a memorial of thy passion:
grant us, we beseech thee,
so to venerate the Sacred Mysteries of thy Body and Blood,
that we may ever perceive withe fruit of thy redemption;
Who livest and reignest one God,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
world without end. Amen.

The officiant makes the sign of the cross with the Blessed Sacrament over the people.

The people then repeat after the officiant:
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his Angels and in his Saints.

This Psalm with its antiphon is sung as the officiant replaces the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
Let us adore forever the Most Holy Sacrament

Psalm 117
1. O praise the Lord, all ye heathen : praise him all ye nations.
2. For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us :
and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Antiphon: Let us adore forever the Most Holy Sacrament.

All sing:
Sweet Sacrament divine,
Hid in thine earthly home,
Lo, round thy lowly shrine,
With suppliant hearts we come;
Jesu, to thee our voice we raise
In songs of love and heartfelt praise:
Sweet Sacrament divine,
Sweet Sacrament divine.

Sweet Sacrament divine,
Earth's light and jubilee,
In thy far depths doth shine
The Godhead's majesty;
Sweet light, so shine on us, we pray,
That earthly joys may fade away:
Sweet Sacrament divine,
Sweet Sacrament divine.