Lumen ad revelationem

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One of the antiphons sung during the blessing of candles on Candlemas (Feb. 2). Cf. Luke 2:32. The verses chosen from Nunc dimittis are variable.


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Lumen ad revelationem gentium:
et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine,
secundum verbum tuut in pace.

English.png English translation

A Light for revelation to the gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.

Now lettest thou thy servant depart
in peace, according to thy word.