Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Teresa, Vespers

As herald of the Heavenly King,
Thy father’s dwelling thou dost leave,
Teresa, bent to barbarous lands,
Or Christ, or thine own blood, to give.

But thee a sweeter death awaits,
And more delicious pains demand,
Pierced by the lance of God’s own love,
Stricken to death by God’s own Hand.

O Victim of celestial love,
Inflame our hearts with love as well,
And all the nations in thy charge
Deliver from the flames of hell.

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