Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Purity of Our Lady, Matins

O star of Jacob, brilliant star,
That like the dazzling sun dost shine,
Aurora fair, there’s not in Heaven,
A purer glory than is thine.

The Heavenly hosts, in robes of white,
To thee applause and homage bring,
And to thy glory praises due,
The sacred virgins ever sing.

And ever at thy feet they lay
Lilies and flowers of spotless white,
But none of these can ever match
Thy sacred heart, so pure and bright.

Let our poor earth its lowly voice
In unison with Angels raise,
And to the glorious Virgin pure,
Sing sweetest canticles of praise.

Jesus, to Thee be glory given,
Whom erst the Virgin Mother bore,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Through endless ages evermore. Amen.

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