Plausibus, Luca, canimus, triumphum
quo nites fuso rutilo cruore,
atque praecelsis meritis adeptam
Spiritus ductu, studiosus orbi
Providus chartis perhibes venustis
O comes Pauli, speculator alti
Tu malis nostris medicus fer artem,
With applauses, O Luke, we sing, the triumph
in which you shine in spilt red blood,
and in the lofty merits is the gained
By the Spirit's lead, the wonders to the world
Provident, with papers graceful, thou present
O companion of Paul, eyewitness of that
Thou are, for our evils, a doctor, bring thine skill,
Lord, remember your Church.
Father, you raised your Son, our Good Shepherd, from the dead,
- make us his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
You sent your Son into the world to bring good news to the poor,
- give us courage to bring that good news to all peoples.
You sent your Son to sow the word of life,
- help us to sow his word and to reap its harvest with joy.
You sent your Son to make the world on through his blood,
- may all of us work together for this unity.
You set your Son at your right hand in the heavens,
- open the gates of your kingdom to those who have died.
Lord God, who chose Saint Luke
to reveal by his preaching and writings
the mystery of your love for the poor,
grant that those who already glory in your name
may persevere as one heart and one soul
and that all nations may merit to see your salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
You became a disciple of God the Word,
With Paul you enlightened all the world,
Casting out its darkness by composing the Holy Gospel of Christ.