Jesu, the world’s Redeemer, hear,
Thy Bishops’ fadeless crown, draw near:
Accept with gentlest love today
The prayers and praises that we pay.
The meek Confessor of thy Name
Today attained a glorious fame;
Whose yearly feast, in solemn state,
Thy faithful people celebrate.
The world and all its boasted good,
As vain and passing, he eschewed;
And therefore with Angelic bands,
In endless joy forever stands.
Grant then that we, most gracious God,
May follow in the steps he trod:
And, at his prayer, thy servants free
From stain of all iniquity.
To thee, O Christ, our loving King,
All glory, praise, and thanks we bring:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.
– From: An Approved English Translation
of the Breviarium Romanum,
Burns & Oates, London, 1964