Down in Adoration Falling

Here we are once again, in the days of mini-retreat on the Eucharist at our Sunday liturgies. During Cycle B, the Year of Mark, the shortest Gospel, we hear for a few weeks from the Bread of Life Discourse from the Gospel of John.
It seems to me that this might be a good time to do what we can to revive the beautiful habit of Eucharistic devotion through our choice of postCommunion hymn, especially during these brief weeks. According to the GIRM:
88. When the distribution of Communion is over, if appropriate, the Priest and faithful pray quietly for some time. If desired, a Psalm or other canticle of praise or a hymn may also be sung by the whole congregation.
This option was so memorably employed at the Holy Father’s Mass at Westminster Cathedral a couple of years ago.

I thought I might offer a few hymns I’ve written with the highly accomplished Australian composer Colin Brumby, whose sacred work has been published in the States by CanticaNOVA Publications. The intent, like the above, is devotional, tender, yearning, and confident.

One Reply to “Down in Adoration Falling”

  1. Can anyone please tell me where I can get the words and music to what they are singing in the video above (O Bread of Heaven)? I've found the words, but not the music (it's the same as Faith of Our Fathers; I know that. I'd just like to have the words and music together on the same page).

    I did find the same words with different music here: (click on page 184 for the rest of it). I don't seem to be able to find anyone singing it to that music, though. Any help?

    My organist (English Mass in Poland, Polish organist) is looking for some simple English-language chants that can be sung in praise of the Blessed Sacrament. Here in Poland there are simple things that the people sing three times (traditionally) in praise of the Blessed Sacrament. For example, there's one that says (free translation here), 'We praise Thee in every moment, O living bread of ours, in this sacrament; O living bread of ours, in this sacrament.' They would sing that three times over at the end of adoration/benediction, for example or the priest starts it and the people sing it a cappella when the priest has to clean the vessels and the communion hymn has finished.

    Does anyone know of anything like that in English or in Latin?

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