Christmas Eve

Cum ortus fúerit sol de cælo,
vidébitis Regem regum
procedéntem a Patre,
tamquam sponsum de thálamo suo.

When the sun rises in the heavens
you will see the king of kings.
He comes forth from the Father like a bridegroom
coming in splendor from his wedding chamber.

For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
(Isaiah 62:2)

Image: Angel and shepherds, Copenhagen Psalter, twelfth century