Hi sacerdotes Domini sacrati
Hi sacerdotes Domini sacrati,
consecratores Domini fideles
atque pastores populi fuere
dona servantes, studere, lumbos
fortiter cincti, manibus coruscas
ianuam pulsans Dominus veniret,
obviaverunt properanti alacres
rex, tibi, regum, Deitas perennis,
quicquid est rerum celebret per omne
tempus et aevum. Amen.
These holy and sanctified priests of the Lord,
were consecrators of the Lord's faithful ones,
and they were good shepherds of the Lord's household
with unwearied love.
to the members of the household, were zealous,
with strongly girded loins and with hands shining
to bear the trimm'd lamps.
when the Lord comes knocking upon the house-door,
they have met swiftly and eagerly to lay
open the threshold.
to you, king of kings, eternally divine,
who is eminent and celebrated through all
time and forever. Amen.