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O Salutaris Hostia

O Salutaris Hostia săl˝yo͞otâr´ĭs, sä˝lo͞otä´rĭs [key] [Lat.,=O saving victim], hymn to the Host, one of the two hymns regularly sung at the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. The other hymn is Tantum ergo. O Salutaris is really the last two stanzas of a Corpus Christi hymn, Verbum supernum prodiens, probably written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

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