et attendite populi de longe:
Dominus ab utero vocavit me,
de ventre matris meae
recordatus est nominis mei.
Et posuit os meum quasi gladium acutum
et in umbra manus suae protexit me et dixit mihi:
Dedi te in lucem gentium
ut sis salvus mea usque ad extremum terrae.
Give ear, ye islands,
and hearken, ye people from afar.
The Lord hath called me from the womb,
from the bowels of my mother
he hath been mindful of my name.
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword:
in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me[…] And he said:
[…]I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles,
that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth.
(Isa. 49:1-2a,6b, Douay 1610)