O Lady whom the stars adorn
O Star that shone in sunless hour
Light of those now oft forlorn
Winter’s rose, unfrosted flower
Clear were those stars upon that eve
Thyself thy God did bring to earth
And Greatest Gift of God receive
Upon that night of Holy Birth
O Maria! mother purest maid!
Look kindly on thy knights in gold
To Christendom’s Citadel swift bring aid!
The help of Him Whom thou behold
And lastly we pray in the vale of tears
Save those whose life is yet unborn
Keep safe the passing of the years
For those who wait before the morn
When Pope Pius XI instituted the Solemn Feast of Christ the King in 1925, the last vestige of the Holy Roman Empire had been removed from the Modern World. The Modern World had no use for emperors and kings, nor did it acknowledge the Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ over the entire world, which He will reclaim in the End of Days.