Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, Lauds

All worldly wealth, and royal state, thou didst renounce,
Elizabeth, devoted to God’s Majesty,
Now taken up among the Angels thou art blessed,
O haste to save us from our wily enemy.

Do thou, as guide, lead on, and show salvation’s way,
We follow; may the faithful all be of one mind;
May all our actions fragrance be to God, as was,
Covered with roses sweet, thy charity most kind.

O blessed charity, which, to the starry sphere,
Can us poor sinners thus eternally upraise!
To Father and to Son be highest glory given,
To Thee, O Holy Ghost, be also endless praise. Amen.

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