Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Michael Apparition, Lauds

O Christ, of the Angels the Glory and Crown,
And likewise Creator and Saviour of men,
O grant us, among the indwellers of Heaven,
Bright mansions to gain.

May Michael, the Angel of Heavenly peace,
From Heaven, to visit our dwellings, descend,
That so to the depths he all troubles and wars
May speedily send.

May Gabriel, Angel of power, repel
Our foes internecine, and graciously deign,
The temples, which Jesus has founded and loved,
To visit again.

May Raphael, Angel physician of souls,
From Heaven descending, stand e’er at our side,
And heal us when sick, and in all doubtful things
Be always our guide.

And with the most holy Angelical Choir,
May Mary, the Mother of peace and of light,
Be always at hand, and the Heavenly Court
Surpassingly bright.

To us may this grace the Divinity grant
Of Father and Son, and of Holy Ghost too,
Whose glory resoundeth in every place
The universe through. Amen.

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