(The Mundelein chant is the same as the Benedictine.)
- Eternal maker of all things,
you rule the night and the day,
and you give the divisions of time
that you might relieve boredom.
- Day’s herald now sounds,
ever watchful through the depths of night,
a light at night for travelers
that separates night from night.
- This wakened light
relieves the heavens from darkness;
this entire choir of wanderers
forsakes the paths of wickedness.
- This ship gathers strength
and the sea’s seething floods grow mild;
this, Peter’s own Church,
by singing, washes away fault.
- Jesus, look upon your wavering ones
and as you watch, correct us;
if you watch us, our faults themselves fall
and our guilt dissolves in tears.
- True light, illuminate our senses,
and dispel the mind’s drowsiness;
may our voice sing first of you
and fulfill our vows to you.
- Glory to you and to the Father,
Christ, most blessed king,
with the Spirit Paraclete,
into eternal ages.