A woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.@Proverbs 31:30

Sil­vio An­to­ni­a­no, in the Ro­man Bre­vi­a­ry (Ven­ice, It­a­ly: 1603) (For­tem, vir­ili pec­to­re). Trans­lat­ed to from La­tin to Eng­lish by John A. L. Ri­ley (1858–1945) in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906). This hymn was in­tend­ed for a la­dy’s fun­er­al.

St. Amb­rose Fran­çois de la Feill­ée, Mé­thode du plain-chant 1808 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John A. L. Riley (1858–1945)

The praises of that saint we sing,
To whom all lands their tribute bring,
Who with indomitable heart,
Bore throughout life true woman’s heart.

Restraining every froward sense
By gentle bonds of abstinence,
With prayer her hungry souls she fed,
And thus to heavenly joys hath sped.

King Christ, from whom all virtue springs,
Who only doest wondrous things,
As now to Thee she kneels in prayer,
In mercy our petitions hear.

All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.