Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Anthony of Padua, Matins

O thou who by the constant fame
Of miracles dost brightly shine,
O listen to thy suppliants now,
And to our prayers thine ears incline.

Thou, too, who at thy happy birth,
Didst from far distant countries spring,
To Portugal’s illustrious race
Dost now an added lustre bring.

Of thy most ancient noble race,
The wealth and glory thou dost spurn,
And loathing the vain world’s delights,
Dost to the Cross’s rigours turn.

When thou dost think on Heavenly things,
For hours at night, tears fill thine eyes,
While, from thy very inmost heart,
Thou heavest loving burning sighs.

To God the Father and the Son,
Praise, honour, glory, ever be,
And to the Holy Paraclete,
Now, and for all Eternity. Amen.

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