Come, all ye that love Christ,
and let us offer up a hymn of praise
unto the martyred nun Elisabeth,
who was chosen by the Lord of hosts
to serve as an example of Christian piety and love
for those who desire to follow in his steps.
For, spurning the vanity of worldly possessions, ranks and cares,
she dedicated her whole life to the aid of those in need.
Wherefore, it hath pleased Christ our God
to crown her ascetic labours
with the diadem of martyrdom;
and, dwelling now in his heavenly kingdom,
she maketh supplication to God,
that He deliver from misfortune and peril
all who chant unto her with joy:
"Rejoice, O venerable martyr Elisabeth,
true model of Christian Sacrifice!"
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