Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Common of Bishop and Confessor, Vespers and Matins

This day, most devoutly, throughout the whole world,
All peoples sweet hymns to this Confessor raise,
This day the glad Saint erst ascended on high
By the Heavenly ways.

Or if not on his Anniversary.
This clay the glad Saint hath deservedly won
Great honour and praise.

For pious, and prudent, and humble, and chaste,
He led a life sober, and free from all stain,
As long as, enjoying the pure breath of life,
He here did remain.

So great was his excellent merit, that oft
The sick and diseased he had grace to restore,
Where’er they were found, their diseases o’ercome,
To health as before.

Our choir to him then most devoutly doth chant
His glorious praises, and palms far renowned,
That we by his prayers may all graces obtain,
While ages go round.

Salvation, and honour, and strength be to Him
Who, seated in glory on Heaven’s bright Throne,
And, ruling alone the whole course of the
Is Trine and yet One. Amen.

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