Benediction and Reposition
While the celebrant is bringing the Eucharist to the altar, the following or other suitable hymn may be sung by the congregation.
O saving Victim, open wide
The gate of heaven to us below.
Our foes press on from 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.
During this period there should be appropriate prayers, songs, readings from scripture, and a brief homily to help the congregation focus its attention to the worship of the Lord. It is important to remember that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.
After a period of meditation and reflection, the celebrant goes to the altar, genuflects, and kneels. The following or another suitable eucharistic hymn is sung.
Down in adoration falling,
Tantum ergo Sacramentum