Earlier Pray Tell linked to “Gather us In” in the original Latin. Here we provide the authentic English translation, in accord with Liturgiam authenticam, sent in by an anonymous reader. – Ed.
In this same place a new light is shining,
Darknesses now disappear away,
See all our fears and all of our sleepings
Open to you on this brought to light day.
Congregate us, the lost and the relict,
Congregate us, the blind and the lame,
Call upon us and we shall be wakened,
We shall rise up when sounded is our name.
Young of whom lives are secretly hidden,
Old people who keep badg’ring you
We shall be sung through all of the hist’ry
Lights of the world is what we’ll be called.
Congregate us, the rich and the boastful,
Congregate us who are the stiffnecked,
Give unto us a humble and meek heart
That boldly we may enter the song.
Here we shall take the wine and the water,
Here we take bread of vitality,
You shall call sons and you shall call daughters
The salt of earth you call us finally.
Bestow the wine of commiseration,
Bestow on us the bread that you are,
Nourish us well and teach us to create
Lives that are holy and hearts that are real.
Neither at home nor in any heaven,
Long space of annual light;
In this same place new light is radiating,
Today the kingdom, now really day.
Congregate us, and hold in eternity,
Congregate us, and make us of you;
Congregate us, ev’ry and all nation
With fire of love in our intestines.