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

To quell the passions of her soul,
For God in poverty,
The brave Elizabeth preferred
To royal dignity.

Now to a glorious Throne assumed
Within God’s Palace bright,
Enriched with every holy joy,
And Heavenly delight,

She now, most blessed mid the saints,
In Heaven’s glory reigns,
And mounting o’er the stars, she shows
What are true royal gains.

All honour to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All beauty to Thee, Holy Ghost,
While endless ages run. Amen.

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