Teresa’s spirit on this day
In beauty took its upward way,
Pure as a white and shining dove,
To heaven’s holy house above.
She heard the Bridegroom’s joyful cry:
Come, Sister, come from Carmel high
The marriage of the Lamb to share;
Receive thy crown of glory there.
O Jesus, Bridegroom of the Blest,
By all the Virgins’ choir confessed,
To thee forevermore belong
Their worship and their marriage song.
– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964