O Salutaris Hostia
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.
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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.
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A verse rendering of the song is used in Baclaran Church, Parañaque, Philippines, for the Wednesday Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 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 ng Tagapagligtás ("Gift of the Saviour").
- 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.