Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Juliana, Virgin, Martyr, Vespers

The nuptials of the Heavenly Lamb,
O Juliana, thou dost seek,
And, leaving thy paternal home,
Dost lead a band of virgins meek.

While thou thy Spouse upon the Cross
Bewailest with incessant woe,
Pierced with sharp-pointed grief, thou dost
Thyself His living image show.

For, weeping at God’s Mother’s knee,
Seven-fold wounds thy spirit pierce,
But, by thy tears, thy soul grows strong,
And sends forth flames of love more fierce.

Thence is it that, in wondrous way,
Stretched out upon thy dying bed,
God nourishes and comforts thee,
Giving to thee the Heavenly Bread.

Eternal Maker of the world,
And Thou, the Father’s Equal Son,
And Spirit Equal to Them Both,
May glory be to Thee alone. Amen.

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