Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Common of Confessor, Not a Bishop, Lauds

O Jesus, most exalted Crown,
And of all truth the most sublime,
Who to Thy servant Confessor,
Dost give reward beyond all time.

O grant to this, Thy suppliant band,
Our sins forgiveness, for the sake
Of his strong prayer, and of our crime
Vouchsafe the cruel bonds to break.

The time of year has now come round,
The day has shone upon the sky,
On which this Saint, his body left,
Did mount unto the stars on high.

He, who the empty joys of earth,
And all its goods that seem so bright,
Judged to be filthy and defiled,
Enjoys in triumph Heavenly light.

O Christ, Thou ever gracious King,
To Thee he e’er bore witness well,
He trampled on the devil’s wiles,
And on the cruel king of hell.

For faith and virtue far renowned,
In prayer and praise he spared no pains,
He worked with fasting body frail,
And now the Heavenly banquet gains.

We therefore all, most glorious King,
Implore, before Thee bending low,
That for his sake Thou wouldst remit
The penalties which we may owe.

To the Father and His Only Son
May everlasting glory be,
And to the Holy Paraclete,
Always throughout Eternity. Amen.

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