O Nata Lux

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum
Laudes precesque sumere.

Qui carne quondam contegi
Dignatus es pro perditis,
Nos membra confer effici
Tui beati corporis.

O Light born of Light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
With loving-kindness deign to receive
Supplicant praise and prayer.

Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
For the sake of the lost,
Grant us to be members
Of thy blessed body.

–Words: Office Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration
–Music: Morten Lauridsen (born 1943)

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