Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Bishop and Confessor, Lauds

Jesus, Redeemer of mankind,
Of Bishops the Eternal Crown;
Uo Thou more lovingly this day,
With mercy on our prayers look down.

He on this day with glory shone,
Who Thy dear Name with love confessed;
Devoutly do Thy people keep
His festal day among the blessed.

Rightly he loathed the fleeting joys
Of this poor world, which e’er deceives,
And thus Eternity’s reward,
Among the Angels, he receives.

O mercifully grant that we
His steps may follow everywhere;
Pardon the horror of our crimes,
To Thy poor servants, at his prayer.

To Thee, O Christ, our loving King,
And to the Father glory be,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now, and for all Eternity. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England