O nata lux


 

O nata lux de lumine,                                                                                                              O Light born of Light,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,                                                                                                          Jesus, redeemer of the world,
Dignare clemens supplicum                                                                                                     with loving-kindness deign to receive
Laudes precesque sumere.                                                                                                      suppliant praise and prayer.

Qui carne quondam contegi                                                                                                    Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
Dignatus es pro perditis,                                                                                                         for the sake of the lost,
Nos membra confer effici                                                                                                        grant us to be members
Tui beati corporis.                                                                                                                   of thy blessed body.