Pure, Meek, With Soul Serene

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins on the Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal in the Extraordinary Form.

Pure, meek, with soul serene,
Sweeter to her it was to serve unseen
Her God, than reign a queen.

Now far above our sight,
Enthron’d upon the azure star-pav’d height,
She reigns in realms of light;

So long as time shall flow,
Teaching to all who sit on thrones below,
The good that power can do.

Praise to the Father be;
Praise to the Son; praise, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Through all eternity.

Words: Pope Urban VIII, 1632.; tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O., 1849.
Tune: Unknown… Tune does not seem to exist in this meter
Meter: 6.10.6

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.


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