- Æterna Christi munera,
Palmas et hymnos debitos
Lætis canamus mentibus.
- Ecclesiarum Principes,
Belli triumphales duces
Cœlestis aulæ milites,
Et vera mundi lumina.
- Devota sanctorum fides,
Invicta spes credentium,
Perfecta Christi caritas
Mundi tyrannum conterit.
- In his Paterna gloria,
In his triumphat Filius,
In his voluntas Spiritus,
Cœlum repletur gaudio.
- Patri, simulque Filio,
Tibique sancta Spiritus,
Sicut fuit, sit jugiter
Sæclum per omne gloria.
- The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
The Apostles’ glory, let us sing;
And all with hearts of gladness raise
Due hymns of thankful love and praise.
- For they the Church’s Princes are,
Triumphant leaders in the war,
The heavenly King’s own warrior band,
True lights to lighten every land.
- Theirs was the steadfast faith of Saints,
The hope that never yields nor faints,
The love of Christ in perfect glow,
That lay the prince of this world low.
- In them the Father’s glory shone,
In them the Spirit’s will was done,
The Son Himself exults in them;
Joy fills the new Jerusalem.
- Praise to the Father, with the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One;
As ever was in ages past,
And so shall be while ages last.