- O Oriens,
- splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae:
- veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.
- O Rising Sun,
- you are the splendour of eternal light and the sun of justice.
- O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
"The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light; on those who live in a land of deep shadow a light has shone." (Isaiah 9:2)