Hail & blessed be the hour & moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin, at midnight,
in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God!
to hear my prayers & grant my desires,
through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ,
& of His Blessed Mother. Amen
William Byrd-Rorate coeli desuper
Once In Royal David's City