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,
You are God: we praise you;
You, Christ, are the king of glory,
Te deum laudamus
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.
You gave wonderful guidance to your Church through her holy and distinguished teachers,
- may Christians rejoice always in the splendid legacy given to your Church.
When their holy pastors prayed to you, as Moses had done, you forgave the sins of the people,
- through the intercession of these holy pastors continue to sanctify and purify your Church.
You anointed your holy ones in the midst of their brothers and called the Holy Spirit down upon them,
- fill all the leaders of your people with the Holy Spirit.
You yourself are the sole possession of your holy pastors,
- grant that those you have redeemed with your blood may remain in you.
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.