Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mary Immaculate

Mary Immaculate, 
star of the morning,
Chosen before the creation began,
Chosen to bring, 
for thy bridal adorning,
Woe to the serpent and rescue of man.

Here, in an orbit of 
shadow and sadness,
Veiling thy splendor, 
thy course thou hast run;
Now thou art throned in 
all glory and gladness,
Crowned by the hand of the 
Savior and Son.

Sinners, we worship 
thy sinless perfection;
Fallen and weak, for 
they pity we plead;
Grant us the shield of 
thy sovereign protection,
Measure thine aid by 
the depth of our need.

Bend from thy throne at 
the voice of our crying,
Bend to this earth which 
thy footsteps have trod;
Stretch out thine arms to us, 
living and dying,
Mary Immaculate, 
Mother of God.

F.W. Weatherell

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