Dicamus laudes Domino

Dicamus laudes Domino
fervente prompti spiritu;
hora voluta sexies
nos ad orandum provocat.
Let us lift up our praise to God,
For fervent souls make us aware
The hour has passed six times in turn
And bids us turn to God in prayer.
In hac enim fidelibus
verae salutis gloria
beati Agni hostia
crucis virtute redditur.
For at this hour the blessed Lamb,
As victim on the cross, restored
The glory of salvation true
To all who trust in him as Lord.
Cuius luce clarissima
tenebricat meridies,
sumamus toto pectore
tanti splendoris gratiam.
In his most brilliant radiance,
The noonday sun becomes as night;
So let us gain with all our heart
The grace of such a splendid light.
Deo Patri sit gloria
eiusque soli Filio
cum Spiritu Paraclito,
in sempiterna saecula.
To God the Father glory be
And glory to his only Son
And to the Spirit Paraclete
Forevermore while ages run.

This translation appears in the Hymnal for the Hours, by Rev. Samuel Weber, O.S.B.