Blessings hold a privileged place in the Church
among all other sacramentals as they lead "the faithful to praise
God and prepare them for the principal effect of the sacraments."
— Augustin Mayer, O.S.B. of the Congregation for Divine Worship
to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song. With
trumpets and the sound of the horn, sing joyfully before the King,