Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Rosary Sunday, Lauds

Victorious over conquered death,
Christ from the grave comes back again,
And opens for us Heaven’s gates,
Breaking of sin the dreadful chain.

Now seen sufficiently of men,
He mounts to Heaven through the air,
And at His Father’s right hand sits,
His Father’s glory now to share.

About to give, as He had said,
The Holy Spirit from above,
He on His sorrowing children sends
A shower of fiery tongues of love.

Freed from the weight of mortal flesh,
The Virgin to the stars is raised,
To Heaven with jubilation borne,
And by the songs of angels praised.

A crown of twelve resplendent stars
About the Mother’s head is seen,
And near her Son’s all-glorious throne,
She is of creatures crowned the Queen.

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

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