Laeta dies magni ducis,
Dona ferens novae lucis,
Joyful day of our leader, that brings the gift of a new light,
we commemorate you today.
Grace is given the loving soul,
may our ardent heart be united to the songs of our lips.
By the radiant way going up to the east,
let us admire our Father rising to heaven,
equal to the patriarchs.
His innumerable posterity,
figure of the sun,
made him like to Abraham.
See the crow serving him
and recognize hence Elias hiding in a little cave.
Recognize Eliseus, when he bids return the axe from beneath the current.
It is Joseph through his life without stain;
it is Jacob bringing future things to mind.
May he be mindful of his people,
and may he lead us till we behold
with him the eternal joys of Christ.