O God, who gladden us
with the yearly festival of blessed Cecilia,
grant, we beseech you,
that the things devoutly passed on concerning your handmaid,
may give us an example to imitate,
and that the wonders of Christ your Son in his servants
may be recounted.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.
That the Church in every place
may sing psalms of thanksgiving at all times,
—like Saint Cecilia, the virgin and martyr—
to Christ, her Bridegroom and her Head,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.
That our civil authorities
and all in the service of our country
may acknowledge the mercies of God
and seek the wisdom that comes from above,
to the Lord we