Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Common of a Virgin Martyr, Matins

O Thou who Thy Virginal Mother didst make,
And wert borne and brought forth by a Virgin most pure,
The triumph we sing of a Maid who did death
Most nobly endure.

For she, with two palm branches happily blessed,
Her frailty of sex, in that warfare so rude,
Was eager to tame, and the tyrant by death
With courage subdued.

She feared neither death, nor the thousand and one
Inventions of torture by which death is given;
And, shedding her blood, she deserved to obtain
The Glory of Heaven.

Most Merciful God, O forgive at her prayer,
All due to our sins of Thy punishments keen,
That so to Thy Glory we praises may sound,
With hearts that are clean.

May praise through all time to the Father be given,
And to Him the Begotten, His Only True Son,
And to Thee who art Spirit of Both, all the Three
But One God alone. Amen.

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