Jean Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681) “Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica and Two Companions in a Landscape”
The propers of the Mass of a Virgin not a martyr are some of my favorites:
The Introit, from Psalm 44:
Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
My heart hath uttered a good word I speak my works to the king.
And the Gradual, again from Psalm 44:
With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty;
All the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance. the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.
After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.