Hymn to the Most Holy Mother

Reign from high
On our walls!
Send a lustrous ray from your eye,
Glance, Mother, towards the earth!
Here in supplicating noise
Fly prayers into space;
Here orphans, beggars,
Here worried souls;
Their hope is only,
Your motherly mercy.
You know what their thoughts contain
And what burns in their hearts;
You know the secrets of suffering
Because You suffer yourself!
You know who gives relief:
May Your Son, God-Human,
Through beams of happiness
Dry the tears from our eyelids;
May you intercede with your Son
Through your motherly mercy.


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