Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Teresa, Lauds

This day Teresa’s spirit blest,
Appearing like a milk-white dove,
Soared upwards in its blessed flight
To the celestial realms above.

She heard her Heavenly Spouse’s Voice,
“Come, Sister, from Mount Carmel’s height,
Come to the wedding of the Lamb,
Come to the Crown of glory bright.”

O Jesus, Spouse, may all the choirs
Of blessed virgins Thee adore,
And, in sweet nuptial canticles,
Sing praises to Thee evermore.

Praise to the Father and the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit be,
And to Thee, Trinity Divine,
Now, and for all Eternity. Amen.

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