selected from the annals of history unto our current day
Blessed is the man, O Virgin Mary,
who loves thy name;
thy grace will comfort his soul.
He will be refreshed as by fountains of water;
thou wilt produce in him the fruit of justice.
Blessed art thou among women;
by the faith of thy holy heart.
By the beauty of thy body thou surpassest all women;
by the excellence of thy sanctity thou surpassest all angels and archangels.
Thy mercy and thy grace are preached everywhere;
God has blessed the works of thy hands.
Why have our enemies raged and our adversaries devised vain things?
May thy right hand protect us, O Mother of God:
as a line of battle terrible in aspect, confounding and destroying them.
Come ye to her, all who labor and are in trouble:
and she will give refreshment to your souls.
Draw nigh to her in your temptations:
and the serenity of her countenance will bring you peace and confidence.
Bless her with your whole heart:
for the earth is full of her mercy.
O Lady, why are they multiplied who afflict me?
By thy might thou shalt follow them and scatter them.
Loose the bands of our impiety:
take away the burden of our sins.
Have mercy on me, O Lady, and heal my sickness:
take away the grief and anguish of my heart.
Deliver me not into the hands of my enemies:
and in the day of my death strengthen thou my soul.
Lead me into the harbor of salvation:
and give up for me my spirit to my Maker and Creator.
When I called upon thee, thou didst hear me, O Lady:
and from thy throne on high thou hast deigned to be mindful of me.
From the roaring of the wild beasts prepared to devour me:
and from the hands of them that sought me, thy grace will deliver me.
For thy mercy is kind and thy heart loving:
towards all who invoke thy holy name.
Blessed art thou, O Lady, forever:
and thy majesty for evermore.
Glorify her, all ye nations in your strength:
and all ye peoples of the earth, extol her magnificence.
Incline thine ear, O Lady, to hear my prayers:
and turn not away from me the beauty of thy face.
Turn our mourning into rejoicing:
and our tribulation into joy.
May our enemies fall down at our feet:
by thy power may their heads be crushed.
Let every tongue praise thee:
and let all flesh bless thy holy name.
For thy spirit is sweet above honey:
and thy inheritance above the honey and the honeycomb.
Lady, let me not be corrected in the wrath of God:
nor be judged by Him in His anger.
For the honor of thy name, O Lady:
may the Fruit of thy glorious womb be propitious to us.
From the gate of hell and from the depths of the abyss:
by thy holy prayers deliver us.
May the eternal gates be opened unto us:
that we may declare forever thy wondrous works.
For it is not the dead, nor those in hell, who will praise thee, O Lady:
but those who by thy grace will obtain eternal life.
O my Lady, in thee have I hoped:
from my enemies deliver me.
Shut thou the mouth of the lion and his teeth:
restrain the lips of those that persecute me.
For thy name's sake delay not to accomplish thy mercy in us.
May the brightness of thy countenance shine upon us:
that the Most High may keep remembrance of us.
If the enemy should persecute my soul, O Lady, may I be strengthened by thy help:
lest his sword should strike me.
O Lady, Our Lord has become our brother and our Savior.
Like the flame in the burning bush, and the dew in the fleece:
the Word of God descends into thee forever.
The Holy Spirit hath made thee fruitful:
the power of the Most High hath overshadowed thee.
Blessed be thy most pure conception:
blessed be thy virginal bringing forth.
Blessed be the purity of thy body:
blessed be the sweetness of the mercy of thy heart.
I will praise thee, O Lady, with my whole heart:
and I will declare among the nations thy praise and glory.
For to thee is due glory, and thanksgiving, and the voice of praise.
May sinners find grace with God by thee, the finder of grace and salvation.
May the humble penitents hope for pardon:
heal thou the bruises of their hearts.
In the beauty of peace and wealth rest:
thou shalt feed us after the toil of our pilgrimage.
I trust in our Lady;
because of the sweetness of the mercy of her name.
Her eyes look upon the poor:
and her hands are stretched out to the orphan and the widow.
Seek after her from your youth:
she will glorify you before the face of the peoples.
Her mercy will deliver us from the multitude of our sins:
and will bestow on us fruitfulness of merits.
Stretch out to us thy arm, O glorious Virgin:
and do not turn away from us thy glorious face.
Save me, O Mother of fair love:
fount of clemency and sweetness of piety.
Thou alone makest the circuit of the earth:
that thou mayst help those that call upon thee.
Beautiful are thy ways:
and thy paths are peaceful.
In thee shine forth the beauty of chastity, the light of justice, and the splendor of truth.
Thou art clothed with the sunrays as with a vesture:
resplendent with a shining twelve-starred crown.
How long, O Lady, wilt thou forget me and not deliver me in the day of tribulation?
How long will my enemy be exalted above me?
By the might of thy strength do thou crush him.
Open the eyes of thy mercy:
lest our enemy prevail against us.
We magnify thee, the finder of grace, by whom the ages of the world are restored.
Thou art exalted above the choirs of angels:
pray for us before the throne of God.
Our foolish enemy hath said in his heart:
I will follow after and take him, and my hand shall slay him.
Arise, O Lady, and prevent him, and supplant him:
destroy all his machinations.
Thy beauty astonishes the sun and the moon;
the angelic powers serve and obey thee.
By thy gentle touch the sick are healed:
by thy rose-sweet fragrance the dead revive.
Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain was enclosed within thee, being made Man.
O Lady, who shall dwell in the tabernacle of God?
or who shall rest with the leaders of the people?
The poor in spirit, and the pure of heart, the meek, the peaceful, and the mourners.
Be mindful, O Lady, that thou speak for us good things:
and that thou mayest turn away the indignation of thy Son from us.
O sinners, let us embrace the footprints of Mary, and cast ourselves at her blessed feet.
Let us hold her fast, nor let her go:
until we deserve to be blessed by her.
Hear, O Lady, my justice and my love:
remove from me my tribulations.
I will give praise to thee in the voice of rejoicing:
when thou shalt magnify thy mercy in me.
Imitate her, ye holy virgins of God:
as Agnes, Barbara, Dorothy, and Catherine have done.
Give honor to her by the voice of your lips:
thus have Agatha, Lucy, Margaret, and Cecilia received her grace.
She will give you as your Spouse the Son of the Father:
and a crown incomparably radiant with the lilies of Paradise.
I will love thee, O Lady of heaven and earth:
and I will call upon thy name in the nations.
Give praise to her, ye who are troubled in heart:
and she will strengthen you against your enemies.
Distil upon us, O Lady, the favour that flows from thy breast:
and may the milk of thy mercy refresh the inmost souls of thy children.
Honor her, O all ye religious:
for she is your helper and your special advocate.
Be thou our refreshment, glorious Mother of Christ:
for thou art the admirable foundation of the religious life.
The heavens declare thy glory:
and the fragrance of thine unguents is spread abroad among the nations.
Sigh ye unto her, ye lost sinners:
and she will lead you to the harbor of pardon.
In hymns and canticles knock at her heart:
and she will rain down upon you the grace of her sweetness.
Glorify her, ye just, before the throne of God:
for by the fruit of her womb you have worked justice.
Praise ye her, ye heaven of heavens:
and the whole earth will glorify her name.
Thou shalt hear us, O Lady, in the day of tribulation:
and by our prayers turn to us thy merciful countenance.
Cast us not off in the time of our death:
but help the soul, when it shall have left the body.
Send an angel to meet it:
by whom it may be defended from the enemy.
Show unto it the most serene Judge of ages:
who for thy grace will bestow pardon.
Let it feel thy refreshment in its torments:
and grant to it a place among the elect of God.
O Lady, in thy strength our heart shall rejoice:
and in the sweetness of thy name our soul shall be consoled.
From thy throne send us wisdom:
by which we shall be sweetly enlightened in all truth.
Give us grace to abstain from carnal desires:
that the light of thy grace may arise in our hearts.
How sweet are thy words, O Lady, to them that love thee:
how sweet is the shower of thy graces.
I will sing unto thy glory and honor:
and in thy name I will glory forever.
O God, my God:
let Him look at thy merits in me, ever Virgin Mary.
O my Lady, I have cried to thee by day and by night:
and thou hast done mercy with thy servant.
Because I have hoped in thy mercy:
thou hast taken away from me everlasting reproach.
Mine enemies have mocked me on every side:
but thou under the shadow of thy hand hast bestowed good refreshment on me.
Let all the families of the peoples adore thee:
and let all the orders of the angels glorify thee.
The Lord rules me, O Virgin Mother of God:
because thou hast turned on me thy gracious countenance.
Blessed are thy most resplendent eyes:
which thou deignest to turn on sinners.
Blessed is the light and the splendor of thy countenance:
blessed is the grace of thy face.
Blessed be the mercy of thy hands:
blessed be the stream of thy virginal milk.
Let the prophets and apostles of God bless thee:
let martyrs, confessors, and virgins sing praise to thee.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof:
but thou, O most holy Mother, reignest with Him forever.
Thou art clothed with glory and beauty:
every precious stone is thy covering and thy clothing.
The brightness of the sun is upon thy head:
the beauty of the moon is beneath thy feet.
Shining orbs adorn thy throne:
the morning stars glorify thee forever.
Be mindful of us, O Lady, in thy good pleasure:
and make us worthy to glorify thy name.
To thee, O Lady, have I lifted up my soul:
in the judgment of God, by the help of thy prayers, I shall not be ashamed.
Let not my adversaries make game of me:
for those who trust in thee are strengthened.
Let not the snares of death prevail against me:
and the camps of the malignant not hinder my steps.
Crush their violence in thy might:
and with mildness meet my soul.
Be my guide unto my fatherland:
and deign to join me to thy angelic hosts.
Judge me, O Lady, for I have departed from my innocence:
but because I have hoped in thee I shall not become weak.
Enkindle my heart with the fire of thy love:
and with the girdle of chastity bind my reins.
For thy mercy and thy clemency are before my eyes:
and I was delighted in the voice of thy praise.
O Lady, I have loved the beauty of thy face:
and I have revered thy sacred majesty.
Praise ye her name, for she is holy:
let her wonders be declared forever.
O Lady, may thy light be the splendor of my countenance:
and let the serenity of thy grace shine upon my mind.
Raise up my head:
and I will sing a psalm to thy name.
Turn not away thy face from me:
for from my youth up I have greatly desired thy beauty and thy grace.
I have loved thee and sought after thee, O Queen of Heaven:
withdraw not thy mercy and thy grace from thy servant.
I will give praise to thee in the nations:
and I will honor the throne of thy glory.
To thee, O Lady, will I cry, and thou shalt hear me:
in the voice of thy praise thou wilt make me glad.
Have mercy on me in the day of my trouble:
and in the light of thy truth deliver me.
Blessed be thou, O Lady:
to the uttermost ends of the earth.
The sanctuary which thy hands have established:
is the holy temple of thy body.
Thy conscience is pure and undefiled:
a place of propitiation and the holy dwelling of God.
bring to Our Lady praise and reverence.
Give strength to thy saints, O holy Mother:
and thy blessing to those who praise and glorify thee.
Hear the groans of those who sigh to thee:
and despise not the prayers of those who invoke thy name.
Let thy hand be ready to help me:
and thy ear inclined to my prayer.
Let the heavens and the earth bless thee:
the sea and the world.
I will exalt thee, O Lady, for thou hast taken me up:
thou wilt deliver me from the wicked enemy.
Turn to me and quicken me, from the gates of death lead me back:
and from the rivers of tribulation which have surrounded me.
For the sake of thy empire and the magnificence of thy right hand:
break and scatter all my enemies.
And I will offer thee a sacrifice of praise:
and I will most devoutly exalt thy glory.
Rejoice, ye Heavens, and be glad, O Earth:
because Mary will console her servants and will have mercy on her poor.
In thee, O Lady, have I hoped, let me never be confounded:
receive me in thy grace.
Thou art my strength and my refuge:
my consolation and my protection.
To thee, O Lady, have I cried, when my heart was in anguish:
and thou hast heard me from the heights of the eternal hills.
Thou shalt draw me out of the snares which they hid for me:
for thou art my helper.
Into thy hands, O Lady, I commend my spirit:
my whole life and my last day.
Blessed are they whose hearts love thee, O Virgin Mary:
their sins will be mercifully washed away by thee.
Holy, chaste, and fruitful is thy womb:
which produces a perpetual verdant flower.
The beauty of thy grace will never see corruption:
and the grace of thy countenance will never fade.
Blessed art thou, O sublime Rod of Jesse:
for thou hast raised thyself unto Him who sits in the highest.
O Virgin Queen, thou thyself art the way by which salvation from on high hath visited us.
Rejoice, ye just, in the Virgin Mary:
and in uprightness of heart praise ye her together.
Give unto her the sacrifice of praise:
and let your heart be delighted in her salutation.
Consecrate to her a sacrifice of praise: and intoxicate thyself with the milk of her sweetness. or she sheds upon you the rays of her loving kindness:
and she will enlighten you with the splendors of her mercy.
Her fruit is most sweet:
it grows ever sweeter in the mouth and the heart of the wise.
I will bless Our Lady at all times:
and her praise shall never fail in my mouth.
Magnify her with me:
all ye who are nourished with the milk and honey of her refreshment.
In dangers and doubts invoke her:
and in necessities you will find sweet help and refreshment.
Take example from her conversation:
and be zealous to imitate her charity and humility.
Because thou wast most humble, O Lady:
thou hast induced the Uncreated Word to take flesh from thee.
Judge, O Lady, them that harm me:
arise against them and avenge my cause.
My soul will rejoice in thee:
and I will devoutly exult in thy benefits.
The heavens and the earth are full of thy grace and sweetness:
from every side thy kindness surrounds us.
For wherever we may walk:
the fruit of thy virginal womb meets us.
Let us run, therefore, dearly beloved, and salute the noble Virgin overflowing with sweetness:
that we may rest in the bosom of her sweetness.
The unjust man said that he would sin in secret:
by thee let him depart from his impious purpose, O Mother of God.
Incline towards us the countenance of God:
impel Him to have mercy.
O Lady, in heaven is thy mercy:
and thy grace is spread abroad in the earth.
Power and strength are in thy arm:
vigor and fortitude in thy right hand.
Blessed be thy empire over the heavens:
blessed be thy magnificence upon the earth
Be not angry with the wicked, O Lady:
sweeten their fury by thy grace.
O ye religious and cloistered souls, hope in her:
confide in her, ye priests and seculars.
Take delight in her praises:
and she will grant the petitions of your heart.
Better is a little with her grace:
than treasures of silver and precious stones.
Glory be to thee forever, O Queen of Heaven:
and never forget us at any time.
O Lady, let not the Lord rebuke me in His anger:
obtain for us pardon for our sins.
Let all our desire be in thy sight:
our hope and our confidence.
My heart is troubled within me:
light departs from my interior, Enlighten with thy brightness my blindness:
sweeten with thy sweetness my contrite heart.
Forsake us not, O Lady, Mother of God:
let thy grace and thy power be at my right hand.
I will keep my ways, O Lady:
when by thee the grace of Christ was given to me.
By thy sweetness my soul was melted:
my bowels are inflamed by thy love.
Hear my prayer, O Lady, and my supplication:
and let mine enemies pine away.
Have mercy on me from Heaven and from the height of thy throne:
and permit me not to be troubled in the valley of misery.
Keep my foot, lest it should be injured:
and may thy grace be with my end.
Expecting, I have expected thy grace:
and thou hast done with me according to the multitude of the mercies of thy name.
Thou hast heard my prayers:
and thou hast led me out of the den of misery, and from the pit of the enemy.
Manifold and wonderful are thy gifts, O Lady:
incomparable are the gifts of thy graces.
Let all those exult and rejoice in thee who love thee:
let them who have hated thy name, fall into hell.
Blessed be thou forever, O Lady:
forever, world without end.
Blessed Mary understandeth concerning the needy and the poor:
who remains faithful in her praises.
Lady of the angels, Queen of the world:
purify my heart with the fire of love and of thy charity.
Thou art the mother of the illumination of my heart:
thou art the nurse who refreshes my mind.
My mouth longs to praise thee:
my mind devoutly aspires to venerate thee with ardent affection.
My soul longs to pray to thee:
because the whole of my being commends itself to thy guidance and teaching.
As the hart longs for the water-brooks, so doth my soul pine for thy love.
For thou art the mother of my life:
and the sublime repairer of my flesh.
For thou art the feeder of the Savior of my soul:
the beginning and the end of all my salvation.
Hear me, O Lady, let my stains be cleansed:
enlighten me, O Lady, that my darkness may be illuminated.
Let my tepidity be enkindled by thy love:
let my torpor be expelled by thy grace.
Judge me, O Lady, and discern my cause from the perverse nation:
from the malignant serpent and the pestiferous dragon deliver me.
Let thy holy fecundity scatter him:
let thy blessed virginity bruise his head.
Let thy holy prayers strengthen us against him:
let thy merits put to nought his strength.
Send the persecutor of my soul into the abyss:
let the infernal pit swallow him alive.
But I and my soul will bless thy name in the land of my captivity:
and I will glorify thee forever and ever.
O Lady, we have heard with our ears:
and our fathers have told it unto us.
For thy merits are ineffable:
and thy wonders exceedingly stupendous.
O Lady, innumerable are thy virtues:
and inestimable are thy mercies.
Exult, O my soul, and rejoice in her:
for many good things are prepared for those who praise her.
Blessed be thou, O Queen of the Heavens and the angels:
and let those who praise thy magnificence be blessed by God.
My heart hath uttered a good word, Lady:
it is sweetened with honey-flowing dew.
By thy sanctity let my sins be purged:
by thy integrity may incorruption be bestowed upon me.
By thy virginity may my soul be loved by Christ:
and joined to him by the bond of love.
By thy fecundity I, a captive, am redeemed:
by thy virginal bringing forth I am delivered from eternal death.
By thy most worthy Son I, a lost one, am restored:
and from the exile of misery I am led back to the homeland of beatitude.
O Lady, thou art our refuge in all our needs:
and a most powerful force bruising and crushing our enemy.
The world is full of thy benefits:
they surpass the heavens and penetrate the depths.
By the fullness of thy grace those who were in the abyss rejoice to find themselves liberated.
By the power of thy virginal fecundity, those who were above this world:
rejoice to find themselves freed.
By the glorious Son of thy most holy virginity:
men are made companions and fellow-citizens of the angels.
All ye nations, clap your hands:
sing in jubilee to the glorious Virgin.
For she is the gate of life, the door of salvation, and the way of our reconciliation.
The hope of the penitent:
the comfort of those that weep:
the blessed peace of hearts, and their salvation.
Have mercy on me, O Lady, have mercy on me:
for thou art the light and the hope of all who trust in thee.
By thy salutary fecundity let it please thee:
that pardon of my sins may be granted unto me.
Great art thou, O Lady, and exceedingly to be praised:
in the city of the God of Heaven:
in the entire Church of His elect.
Thou hast ascended, hymned by the angelic choirs:
buoyed by the archangels, crowned with lilies and roses.
Meet her, ye Powers and Principalities:
go to welcome her, ye Virtues and Dominations.
Cherubim, and Thrones, and Seraphim, exalt her:
and place her at the right hand of the Spouse, her most loving Son.
Oh, with how joyful a soul, with how serene an aspect hast thou received her, O God of angels and men:
and given her the principality over every place of thy domination.
Hear ye these things, all ye nations:
give ear, all ye who desire to enter the kingdom of God.
Honor the Virgin Mary:
and ye will find life and perpetual salvation.
Keep thy poor servants, O Lady:
join them with a happy union to Christ.
By the fruit of thy womb, refresh and sustain the hunger of thy little ones.
For after thy bringing forth thou hast remained incorrupt:
and after thy Son, inviolate.
The God of gods hath spoken to Mary:
by Gabriel, his messenger, saying:
Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee:
by thee the salvation of the world is repaired.
The Son of the Most High hath greatly desired thy beauty and thy comeliness.
Adorn thy bridal chamber, O Daughter of Sion:
prepare to meet thy God.
Thou shalt conceive by the Holy Ghost:
who will make thy delivery virginal and joyful.
Have mercy on me, O Lady:
for thou art called the Mother of Mercy.
And according to thy mercy:
cleanse me from all my iniquities.
Pour forth thy grace upon me:
and withdraw not from me thine accustomed clemency.
For I will confess my sins to thee:
and I will accuse myself of all my crimes before thee.
Reconcile me to the Fruit of thy womb:
and make peace for me with Him who has created me.
Why dost thou glory in malice:
O malignant serpent and infernal dragon?
Submit thy head to the Woman:
by whose power thou art plunged into hell.
Crush him, O Lady, with the foot of thy power:
arise and scatter his malice.
Extinguish his might:
and reduce his strength to ashes, That living, we may exult in thy name:
and with joyful soul we may give praise to thee.
The foolish enemy hath said in his soul:
I will cast men out from the tabernacle of the sons of God.
I will go forth, and I will be a Iying spirit in the mouth of the serpent:
and by the woman I will cast out the man, her husband.
O wretched one, as the heavens are exalted above the earth:
so are the thoughts of God above thy thoughts.
Be not lifted up because of the woman's fall:
for it is a woman who shall crush thy head.
Thou hast prepared a pit for her:
and in her snare thou shalt be caught.
O Lady, save me in thy name:
and deliver me from my injustices.
That the craft of the enemy may not hurt me:
hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
O my Lady, help me!
bestow thy grace upon my soul!
Willingly I will offer thee a sacrifice of praise:
and I will give praise to thy name, for it is good.
For thou shalt deliver me from all tribulation:
and my eye shall despise mine enemies.
Hear my prayer, O Lady:
and do not despise my supplications.
I am become sad in my thoughts:
because the judgments of God have terrified me.
The darkness of death has overtaken me:
and the fear of hell has invaded me.
But in solitude I will expect thy consolation:
and in my chamber I will wait for thy mercy.
Glorify thy arm and thy right hand:
that our enemies may be prostrated by us.
Have mercy on me, O Lady, for my enemies have trodden upon me every day:
all their thoughts are turned to evil against me.
Stir up fury, and be mindful of war:
and pour out thy anger upon them.
Renew wonders and change marvelous things:
let us feel the help of thine arm.
Glorify thy name upon us:
that we may know that thy mercy is forever.
Distill upon us the drops of thy sweetness:
for thou art the cupbearer of the sweetness of grace.
Have mercy on me, O Lady, have mercy on me:
for my heart is prepared to seek out thy will.
And I will rest in the shelter of thine arms:
for sweet to me is thy refreshment.
Thy hands have distilled the first myrrh:
and thy fingers the unguents of graces.
And a fragment of pomegranate is thy throat:
and thy breath is sweet as an amalgam of choice smelling herbs.
For thou art the mother of fair love and the anchor of hope:
the harbor of safety, indulgence or pardon, and the gate of salvation.
If indeed you will truly speak justice:
honor the Queen of justice and mercy.
For this belongs to the praise and the glory of the Savior:
whatever of honor is bestowed upon the Mother.
The roses of martyrs surround thee, O Queen:
and the lilies of virgins encompass thy throne.
Praise ye her, all together, ye morning stars:
the seas and the rivers and the foundations of the world.
Deliver me from mine enemies, O Lady of the world:
arise to meet me, O Queen of piety.
The purest gold is thy ornament:
the sardine stone and the topaz are thy diadem.
The jasper and the amethyst are in thy right hand:
the beryl and the chrysolite in thy left.
The hyacinths are on thy breast:
shining carbuncles are the jewels of thy bracelets.
Myrrh, frankincense, and balsam are on thy hands:
the sapphire and the emerald on thy fingers.
O God, thou hast cast us off because of our sins:
thou hast had mercy on us by the Virgin Mary.
Intercede for us, O saving Mother of God:
who hast brought forth salvation for men and angels.
For thou infusest joy into the sad:
and joy and sweetness into the mourners.
Rejoice us by the sweet sounds of thy speech:
and pour thy balm of roses forth into our hearts.
Thunder, ye heavens, from above, and give praise to her:
glorify her, ye earth, with all the dwellers therein.
Hear my prayer, O Lady:
upon a firm rock establish my mind.
Be thou to me a tower of strength:
protect me from the face of the cruel destroyer.
Be thou to him terrible as an army in battle array:
and may he fall living into the depths of hell.
For thou art shining and terrible:
a cloud full of dew, and the rising dawn.
Thou art beautiful and bright as the full moon:
thy sacred aspect is as when the sun shines in its strength.
O Lady, shall not my soul be subject to thee:
who hast brought forth the Savior of all?
Be mindful of us, O savior of the lost:
hear thou the weeping of our hearts.
Pour forth graces from thy treasury:
and with thine unguents soothe our grief.
Give us joy and peace:
that thou mayest confound the enemies of the good.
Wash away all our sins:
heal all our infirmities.
O God, my God:
I will glorify thee by Thy Mother.
For she hath conceived thee in virginity:
and without travail she hath brought Thee forth.
Blessed be thou, O Lady:
stand for us before the throne of God.
Beauty and brightness are in thy sight.
Keep my soul, O Lady:
that it may never fall into sin.
Hear my prayer, O Lady, when I beseech thee:
from the fear of the cruel one deliver my soul.
Obtain for us peace and salvation:
in the last day.
Blessed be thou above all women:
and blessed be the fruit of thy womb.
Enlighten, O Lady, mine eyes:
and illumine my blindness.
Give me firm confidence in thee:
in my life and in mine end.
A hymn becometh thee, O Lady, in Sion:
praise and jubilation in Jerusalem.
The Lord hath given thee the blessing of all nations:
praise and glory in the sight of all peoples.
The Lord hath blessed thee in His mercy:
and hath set thy throne above all the orders of angels.
He hath placed grace and beauty in thy lips:
and with a mantle of glory he hath clothed thy body.
He hath set a resplendent crown upon thy head:
and hath adorned thee with the jewels of virtues.
Shout with joy to Our Lady, all the earth:
sing ye a psalm to her name:
give honor to her majesty.
Blessed be thy heart, O Lady:
with which thou hast ardently and sincerely loved the Son of God.
Look upon my poverty, O glorious Virgin:
delay not to remove my misery and my difficulties.
Take away my tribulations:
sweeten my weariness.
Let all flesh bless thee:
let every tongue glorify thee.
May God have mercy on us and bless us:
by her who brought Him forth.
Have mercy on us, O Lady, and pray for us:
turn our sadness into joy.
Enlighten me, O Star of the sea:
shed thy brightness upon me, O resplendent Virgin.
Extinguish the burning of my heart:
refresh me with thy grace.
Let thy grace ever protect me:
let thy presence give light to my end.
Let Mary arise, and let her enemies be scattered:
let them all be crushed beneath her feet.
Break thou the attack of our enemies:
destroy all their iniquity.
To thee, O Lady, have I cried in my tribulation:
and thou hast given serenity to my conscience.
Let not thy praise fail in our mouths:
nor thy love in our hearts.
There is much peace to them that love thee, O Lady:
their souls shall not see death forever.
Save me, O Lady:
for the waters of concupiscence have entered into my very soul.
I am stuck fast in the mire of sin:
and the waters of pleasure have encompassed me.
Weeping, I have wept in the night:
and the day of joy has arisen for me.
Save my soul, O Mother of the Savior:
for by thee true salvation was given to the world.
While thou wast overshadowed when the Angel spoke to thee:
and becamest pregnant with the Wisdom of the Father.
O Lady, come to my assistance:
and by the light of thy mercy enlighten me.
Teach us to seek thy goodness:
that we may declare thy wonders.
Show forth thy power against our enemies:
that thou mayest be praised among the distant nations.
In the flames of thy wrath let them be plunged into hell:
and may they who trouble thy servants find perdition.
Have mercy on thy servants, upon whom thy name is invoked!
and do not permit them to be straitened in their temptations.
In thee, O Lady, have I hoped:
let me never be confounded:
in thy mercy deliver me and free me.
Because of the multitude of my iniquities:
I am vehemently oppressed.
Mine enemies have acted above my head:
they have mocked me and derided me day by day.
See, O Lady, how I am troubled:
stretch forth thy hands, and succor him who perishes.
Delay not, for the sake of the grace of thy name:
and thou shalt become unto me joy and salvation.
Give to the King thy judgment, O God:
and thy mercy to the Queen, His Mother.
In thy hand are life and salvation:
perpetual joy and glorious eternity.
Sprinkle my heart with thy sweetness:
make me forget the miseries of this life.
Draw me after thee by the bands of thy mercy:
and with the bandages of thy grace and loving kindness heal my pain.
Stir up in me a desire for Heaven:
and inebriate my soul with the joy of Paradise.
How good is God to Israel:
to those who pay homage to His Mother and venerate her.
For she is our comfort:
she is the most excellent of help in labor.
The enemy hath overspread my soul with darkness:
O Lady, make light arise within me.
Let the wrath of God be turned away from me by thee:
placate him by thy merits and thy prayers.
Stand for me in the day of judgment:
in His presence take up my cause, and be my advocate.
O Lady, why hast thou cast us off?
and why wilt thou not help us in the day of tribulation?
Let my prayer come into thy sight:
and despise not the voices of those who groan.
The enemy hath stretched his bow against us:
he has strengthened his right hand, and there is no consoler.
Break for us the bonds of his malicious doings:
and deliver us by thy right hand.
Drive him back into the place of perdition:
let eternal damnation possess him.
We will praise thee, O Lady:
and we will praise thy name:
make us to delight in thy praises.
Sing ye to her, ye dwellers upon earth:
and announce her praise to the peoples.
Praise and magnificence are before her:
fortitude and exultation are in her throne.
Adore ye her in her beauty:
glorify the Maker of her beauty.
Be mindful in eternity of her mercy:
keep in mind her virtues and her wonders.
In Judea God is known:
in Israel the honor of His Mother.
Sweet is the memory of her above honey and the honeycomb:
and her love is above all aromatic perfumes.
Health and life are in her house:
and in her dwelling are peace and eternal glory.
Honor her, ye heavens and earth:
because the supreme artificer has wonderfully honored her.
Give to her praise, all ye creatures:
and joyfully celebrate her astonishing mercy.
With my voice I cried to the Lady:
and by her grace she bowed down to me.
She hath taken sorrow and grief from my heart:
and she hath soothed my heart by her sweetness.
She hath turned my fear into a sweet confidence:
and by her honey-flowing aspect she hath calmed my mind.
By her holy help I have avoided the dangers of death:
and I have escaped the cruel hand.
Thanks be to God and to thee, O loving Mother, for all things which I have obtained:
for thy piety and thy mercy.
Attend, O people of God, to His commandments:
and forget not the Queen of grace.
Open your heart to search her out:
and your lips to glorify her.
Let her love come down into your hearts:
long to please her.
Her beauty outshines the sun and the moon:
she is adorned with the ornaments of virtues.
Have mercy on me, O Queen of glory and honor:
and keep my soul from all danger.
O Lady, the heathen have come into the inheritance of God:
which thou hast established in Christ by thy merits.
Let thy speech be sweet before Him:
and unite me to Him who hath redeemed me.
Stretch forth thine arm against the cruel enemy:
and unfold to me his craft.
Thy voice is sweet above every melody:
the angelic harmony cannot be compared with it.
Drop down on me the sweetness of thy graces:
and the fragrance of thy heavenly gifts.
Give ear to me, thou who rulest Israel:
praise thy Mother with me.
Arise and shake thyself from the dust, O my soul:
go forth to meet the Queen of Heaven.
Loose the bands of thy neck, O poor little soul of mine:
and welcome her with glorious praises.
The odor of life comes forth from her:
and all salvation springs out of her heart.
By the sweet fragrance of her spiritual gifts:
dead souls are raised to life.
Rejoice to the Lady, our helper:
sing aloud in the joy of your heart.
Let your affections be enkindled in her:
and she will overwhelm your enemies with confusion.
Let us imitate her humility:
her obedience and her meekness.
All graces shine forth in her:
for her capacity was immense.
Run ye to her with holy devotion:
and she will share her good things with you.
God has stayed in the congregation of Jews:
from whom, as a rose, is come forth the Mother of God.
Wipe away my stains, O Lady:
thou who art ever resplendent in purity.
Make the fountain of life flow into my mouth:
whence the living waters take their rise and flow forth.
All ye who thirst, come to her:
she will willingly give you to drink from her fountain.
He who drinketh from her, will spring forth unto life everlasting:
and he will never thirst.
O my Lady, who shall be like unto thee?
In grace and glory thou surpassest all.
As the heavens are above the earth:
so art thou high above all, and exceedingly exalted.
Wound my heart with thy charity:
make me worthy of thy grace and thy gifts.
May my heart melt in thy fear:
and may the desire of thee enkindle my soul.
Make me desire thy honor and thy glory:
that I may be received by thee into the peace of Jesus Christ.
How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lady of hosts:
how delightful are the tents of thy redemption.
Honor her, O ye sinners:
and she will obtain grace and salvation for you.
Her prayer is incense above frank-incense and balsam:
her supplications will not return to her bare, void, or empty.
Intercede for me, O Lady, with thy Christ:
neither do thou forsake me in death or in life.
For thy spirit is kind:
thy grace fills the whole world.
O Lady, thou hast blessed thy house:
thou hast consecrated thy dwelling.
This one is fair among the daughters of Jerusalem:
whose memory is in blessing.
The holy angels have proclaimed her blessed:
glorify her, ye Virtues and Dominations.
Ye peoples and nations, seek out her prudence:
and search out the treasures of her mercy.
Think of her in goodness:
and seek her in simplicity of heart.
Incline thine ear, O Lady, and hear me:
turn thy face to me, and have mercy on me.
May the inflowing of thy sweetness delight the souls of the saints:
and the infusion of thy charity be sweet above the sweetest honey.
The resplendence of thy glory enlightens the mind:
and the light of thy mercies leads to salvation.
The fountain of thy goodness inebriates the thirsty:
and the aspect of thy countenance draws men away from sin.
To know thee and to learn thee is the root of immortality:
and to declare thy virtues is the way of salvation.
The foundations of life in the soul of the just:
are to persevere in charity unto the end.
Thy grace raises up the poor man in adversity:
and the invocation of thy name inspires him with confidence.
Paradise is filled with thy tender mercies:
and by the fear of thee the infernal enemy is confounded.
He who hopes in thee, will find treasures of peace:
and he who invokes thee not in this life, will not attain to the kingdom of God.
Grant, O Lady, that we may live in the grace of the Holy Ghost:
and lead our souls to a holy end.
Lady, thou art the helper of my salvation:
by day and by night I have cried to thee.
Let my prayer enter into thy sight:
console my sadness with the sight of thee.
Evils are multiplied in my soul:
cleanse it from filth and sin.
May thy power overcome our enemies:
lest they hinder our salvation.
Bestow on us thy grace to resist them:
strengthen our hearts against the concupiscence of the flesh.
Thy mercies, O Lady, I will sing forever.
With the ointment of thy tender mercy heal the broken in heart:
and with the oil of thy mercy console our griefs.
May thy gracious countenance appear to me in my end:
may the beauty of thy face rejoice my spirit in its going forth.
Stir up my spirit to love thy goodness:
excite my mind to extol thy nobility and worth.
Deliver me from evil and tribulation:
and from all sin keep thou my soul.
O Lady, thou art made unto us refreshment:
in all our needs.
The diffusion of thy grace produces thy holy operations in us:
and the gentle dropping of thy sweetness maketh holy affections.
I will be mindful, O Lady, of thy tender mercies:
I will sing unto thee a sacrifice of praise and a song of joy.
They who honor thee will obtain a perennial crown for ashes:
and the mantle of praise for the spirit of mourning.
They who hope in thee will be clothed with light:
joy and perpetual rejoicing will be their lot.
He that dwelleth in the help of the Mother of God:
will abide under her protection.
The concourse of enemies will not harm him:
the flying arrow will not touch him.
For she will deliver him from the snare of the hunter:
and under her wings she will protect him.
Cry out to her in your dangers:
and the scourge will not come nigh your dwelling.
He who has placed his hope in her, will find the fruit of grace:
the gate of paradise will be opened to him.
It is good to give praise to the Virgin Mary:
and to sing glory to her is the prosperity of the mind.
To declare her merits rejoices the mind:
and to imitate her works makes glad the angels of God.
He who obtains her favor:
is recognized by the dwellers in Paradise.
And he who shall bear the character of her name, shall be written in the book of life.
Arise, O Lady, and judge our cause:
and deliver us from those who rise up against us.
Withdraw not thy right hand from the sinner:
and meet with thy sword the darts of the destroyer.
The Lord hath reigned, He is clothed with beauty:
He hath crowned His Mother with the ornaments of virtues.
May the Mother of peace fulfill in us his propitiation:
and may she teach her servants the way of equity.
Ye who desire the wisdom of Christ:
serve His Mother with a reverent soul.
Who will suffice to relate thy works, O Lady?
and who shall search out the treasures of thy mercy?
Do thou uphold those who are fainting away in their temptations:
and appoint them a lot in truth.
The Lord is a God to whom revenge belongeth:
but thou, O Mother of mercy, inclinest Him to mercy.
Thy magnificence, O Lady, is preached forever:
and they who venerate thee shall find the way of peace.
Serve her reverently with rejoicing:
and the Most Blessed Fruit of her womb shall heal you.
Look, O Lady, upon the humility of thy servants:
and they shall praise thee in the generations of ages.
Magnify thy name in the multiplication of thy graces:
and permit not thy servants to be subject to perils.
Come, let us rejoice to Our Lady:
let us joyfully sing to the saving Mary, our Queen.
Let us come before her presence with joy:
and in canticles let us all praise her together.
Come, let us adore, and fall down before her:
let us confess our sins to her with tears.
Obtain for us a full pardon, stand for us before the tribunal of God.
Receive our souls at our end:
and lead us into eternal rest.
Sing a new song to her who is full of grace:
sing to Mary all ye of the earthly world.
For she excels in sanctity all the angels:
and those born of women in her wonders and miracles.
Beauty and glory are in her countenance:
and grace is in her eyes.
Bring ye to her glory, ye fathers of the peoples:
rejoice in her, all ye creatures of God.
You have an admirable exchange worked by her means:
by reason of which you are called the sons of the Most High God.
The Lord hath reigned, let Mary rejoice:
in all the empire under her rule.
Adore her, all ye citizens of the heavenly commonwealth:
exalt her, ye fair virgins, her daughters.
For she is raised above principalities and dominations:
she is exalted above angels and the embassies of archangels.
Patriarchs and prophets, break forth in her praise:
make a harmony, Apostles and martyrs of Christ.
Confessors and virgins, sing canticles to her from the songs of Sion:
and congratulate her, holy monks, for the triumphs she has won.
Sing to Our Lady a new song:
for she hath done wonderful things.
In the sight of nations she hath revealed her mercy:
her name is heard even to the ends of the earth.
Be mindful, O Lady, of the poor and the wretched:
and support them by the help of thy holy refreshment.
For thou, O Lady, art sweet and true:
exceedingly patient and full of compassion.
Tread upon the enemies of our souls:
and crush with thy holy arm their contumacy.
The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry:
Mary sits at the right hand under the Cherubim.
Great in Sion is thy glory, O Lady:
and in Jerusalem thy magnificence.
Sing before her, ye virginal choirs:
and adore her throne, for it is holy.
In her right hand is the fiery law:
and round about her are millions of saints.
Her commands are before his eyes:
and the rule of justice is in her heart.
Sing with joy to Our Lady, ye men of the earth:
serve her in joy and pleasantness.
With all your soul draw nigh unto her:
and in all your strength keep her ways.
Search her out, and she will be manifested to you:
be clean of heart, and you will take hold of her.
To them whom thou shalt help, O Lady, will be the refreshment of peace:
and they from whom thou turnest away thy face shall have no hope of salvation.
Be mindful of us, O Lady, and let evil not take hold of us:
help us in the end, and we shall find eternal life.
To thee, O Lady, will I sing mercy and judgment:
I will sing to thee in joy of heart, when thou shalt have made my soul glad.
I will praise thee and thy glory:
and thou shalt bestow refreshment upon my soul.
I have been zealous for thy love and thy honor:
therefore wilt thou defend my cause before the judge of ages.
I am drawn by thy goodness and grace:
I pray thee, let me not be defrauded of my hope and good confidence.
Strengthen thou my soul in my last days:
and in this my flesh make me to behold my Savior.
O Lady, hear my prayer:
and let my cry come unto thee.
Turn not thy sacred countenance away from me:
nor hate me because of my uncleanness.
Forsake me not in the thought and counsel of mine enemies:
and permit me not to fall in their wicked attacks.
Those who trust in thee, will not fear the tortuous snake:
and those who exalt thee in praises will escape the hand of Acheron.
By thy virginal conception give me a good confidence in thee:
and by thy admirable delivery rejoice my soul.
Bless, O my soul, the Mother of Jesus Christ:
and all that is within me, glorify her name.
Forget not her benefits:
nor her grace and consolation.
By her grace sins are forgiven:
and by her mercy maladies are healed.
Bless her, all ye powers of Heaven:
glorify her, ye choirs of the Apostles and Prophets.
Bless her, O ye sea, and the islands of the nations:
sing a hymn to her, all ye heavens and the dwellers therein.
Bless, O my soul, the Virgin Mary:
her honor and her magnificence forever.
Thou hast clothed thyself with beauty and comeliness:
thou art clad, O Lady, with a shining garment.
From thee proceeds the healing of sins:
and the discipline of peace, and the fervor of charity.
Fill us, thy servants, with holy virtues:
and let the wrath of God not come nigh unto us.
Give eternal joy to thy servants:
and forget them not in the death struggle.
Give praise to Our Lady and call upon her name:
sing gloriously unto her, declaring her virtues.
Praise and exalt her, O Virgins, daughters of Sion:
because she will espouse to you the King of Angels.
Honor ye the Queen full of all grace:
and contemplate with reverence her most holy countenance.
Eternal salvation is in thy hand, O Lady:
those who honor thee worthily will receive it.
Thy clemency will not fail in the eternal years:
and thy mercy is from generation to generation.
Give praise to Our Lady, for she is good:
in all the tribes of the earth relate her mercies.
Far from the impious is her conversation:
her foot has not declined from the way of the Most High.
A fountain of fertilizing grace comes forth from her mouth:
and a virginal emanation sanctifying chaste souls.
The hope of the glory of Paradise is in her heart:
for the devout soul who shall have honored her.
Have mercy on us, O resplendent Queen of Heaven:
and give consolation from thy glory.
Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
give praise to His Mother, for her mercy endureth for ever.
Show us, O Lady, the innocence and the way of prudence:
and point out the way of understanding to thy servants.
The fear of God enlightens the mind:
and thy love rejoices it.
Blessed is the man whose speech is pleasing to thee:
his bones shall be fattened with marrow and fatness.
Thy word shall uphold the feeble soul:
and thy lips shall refresh the thirsty soul.
My heart is ready, O Lady, my heart is ready:
to sing praises to thee and to chant.
Greater is thy love than all riches:
and thy grace is above gold and precious stones.
Beatitude and justice are given by God:
for those who turn away from their sins to thee shall obtain the remedy of penance.
Thy fruits are grace and peace:
and those who please thee shall be far from perdition.
Be to us a shade of protection in our temptations:
let the spreading of thy wings defend us from him who devours.
O Lady, despise not my praise:
and deign to accept this Psalter dedicated to thee.
Look upon the will of my heart:
and make my affection well-pleasing to thee.
Hasten to visit thy servants:
under the protection of thy hand may they be preserved unhurt.
May they receive through thee the illumination of the Holy Spirit:
and refreshment against the heat of cupidity.
Heal, O Lady, the contrite of heart:
and revive them by the ointment of piety.
The Lord said to Our Lady:
Sit at my right hand, O my Mother!
Goodness and sanctity have pleased thee:
therefore thou shalt reign with me forever.
The crown of immortality is on thy holy head:
whose brightness and glory shall not be extinguished.
Have mercy on us, O Lady, mother of light and splendor:
enlighten us, O Lady of truth and virtue.
From thy treasures pour into us the wisdom of God:
and the understanding of prudence, and the model of discipline.
I will give praise to thee, O Lady, with my whole soul:
I will glorify thee with my whole mind.
The works of thy grace will remain:
and the testament of thy mercy before the throne of God.
By thee redemption has been sent from God:
the repentant people shall have the hope of salvation.
A good understanding to all who honor thee:
and their lot is among the angels of peace.
Glorious and admirable is thy name:
those who keep it will not fear in the moment of death.
Blessed is the man who feareth the Lady:
and blessed is the heart that loves her.
Happy the man who is never satiated with thy praise:
and grows not weary of the narration of thy virtues.
In his heart has arisen the light of God:
the Holy Spirit enlightens his understanding.
Bestow, O Lady, thy grace upon thy poor:
revive the hungry and the needy.
By thee names shall be in eternal remembrance:
our heart shall not fear the evil hearing.
Praise, ye children, the Mother of God:
ye old men, glorify her name.
Blessed be Mary, the Mother of Christ:
for she is the way to the homeland of sanctity.
Her throne is high above the Cherubim:
her throne is above the hinges of heaven.
Her countenance is upon the humble:
and her looks upon those who trust in her.
Her mercy is over all flesh:
and her almsgiving until the ends of the earth.
In the going forth of my soul from this world:
meet it, O Lady, and receive it.
Console it with thy holy countenance:
let not the sight of the demons terrify it.
Be to it a ladder to Heaven:
and a straight way to the Paradise of God.
Obtain for it from the Father the pardon of peace:
and a throne of light among the servants of God.
Uphold the devout before the tribunal of Christ:
take their cause into thy hands.
I have loved the Mother of the Lord my God:
and the light of her compassions she hath shined upon me.
The sorrows of death have encompassed me:
and the visitation of Mary hath rejoiced me.
I have incurred grief and danger:
and I have been recreated by her grace.
Let her name and her memory be in the midst of our heart:
and the blow of the malignant will not injure us.
Be converted, my soul, unto her praise:
and thou shalt find refreshment in thy last end.
I believed, therefore I have spoken:
thy glory, O Lady, to the whole world.
Have compassion on my soul, and guide it:
deign in thy good pleasure to take possession of it.
Assign to it the testament of thy peace and thy love:
give to it the memory of thy name.
Of the blessing of thy womb give me support:
and from the fatness of thy grace sweeten my soul.
Break thou the bonds of my sins:
and with thy virtues adorn the face of my soul.
Praise ye our Lady, all ye nations:
glorify her, all ye peoples.
For her grace and her mercy are confirmed upon us:
and her truth remaineth forever.
He who shall worthily have venerated her, will be justified:
but he who shall have neglected her, will die in his sins.
The lips of angels shall relate her wisdom:
and all the citizens of Paradise will sing her praises.
Those who approach her with a good soul:
will not be seized by the devastating angel.
Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
give praise to His Mother, for her mercy endureth forever.
The love of her driveth out sin from the heart:
and her grace purifieth the conscience of the sinner.
The way to come to Christ is to approach her:
he who shall fly her shall not find the way of Peace.
Let him who is hardened in sins, often call upon her:
and light shall arise in his darkness.
He who is sad in his heart, let him cry out to her:
and he will be inebriated with a sweet-flowing dew.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way:
who imitate the Mother of God.
Blessed are the imitators of her humility:
blessed are the sharers in her charity.
Blessed are the searchers into her virtues:
blessed are they who are conformed to her image.
Blessed are they who venerate her conception and her birth:
blessed are they who devoutly serve her.
Blessed are they who have hope and confidence in her:
blessed are they who receive through her eternal happiness.
Psalm 118 A
Give bountifully to thy servant, O Lady:
enliven me, and I shall do thy will.
I am a sojourner on the earth:
hide nothing of thy love from me.
My soul hath longed to desire thy praise:
at all times.
For thou art my salvation in the Lord:
who hast delivered me, one condemned to death.
What shall I give back for these things, except my whole self?
O Lady receive me.
Psalm 118 B
Set before me for a law, O Lady, the holy of holies of thy will:
and I shall always seek after it.
Lead me into the path of thy tender mercies, O most beautiful of women:
for this same have I desired.
Incline my soul to the love of those above, O Lady:
and not to unchasteness.
Behold I have coveted thy chastity from my youth up:
in thy mercy strengthen me.
And I will keep the way of thy testimonies forever:
and I will search out the commandments of thy Son, which I have loved.
Psalm 118 C
Be mindful of thy word, O Princess of all ladies:
in which thou hast given me hope.
In the stormy waves of tempests it hath powerfully held me:
for thy word hath quickened me.
Lying men have surrounded me, and scourges are gathered together upon me:
and behold thy hand hath delivered me.
I have communicated all good things to them that fear thee:
and to those who earnestly kept thy commandments.
The earth is full of thy tender mercies:
therefore, have I sought out the way of thy justifications.
Psalm 118 D
Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lady:
and because of this the angels rejoice.
Teach me the discipline of thy manners and thy equity:
because I have believed in thy words above all others.
It is good for me that with thy burden thou hast humbled me:
that I may follow thy conversation.
Those who love thy servants, shall be venerated:
but he who shall hate them, will fall in eternity.
Let the drops of thy clemency ever fall upon me from above, and I shall live:
for thy holy law is my meditation.
Psalm 118 E
My soul hath fainted in thy ways, O Lady:
and unless thou didst have the greatest compassion on me, I should indeed have perished in my weakness.
My eyes have failed in thy contemplation:
like a bottle in the frost my soul has been before thee.
According to thy goodness quicken thou me:
and I shall not forget thy words, because to cling to thee is good.
By thy ruling the world goes on:
which thou together with God hast founded from the beginning.
I am all thine, o Lady;
for thy praises were desirable to me in the time of my pilgrimage.
Psalm 118 F
How have I loved thy law, O Lady:
it is forever in my sight.
The abundance of thy sweetnesses has drawn my heart out of me:
and my flesh hath wonderfully rejoiced in thee.
How sweet to sinners are thy words, O Lady:
above all melody thy refection is sweet to my mouth.
Thy word is a light to my steps:
and an ineffable illumination to my paths.
How often have sinners of hell exasperated me, because I would not stray from thy charity:
but in thee, O Lady have I hoped.
Psalm 118 G
I have hated the unjust:
and I have loved thy way, O gracious Lady.
Help me, O Lady of the world, and I shall be saved:
and I shall meditate the honor of thy commandments.
Make me always stand in thy fear:
and deliver me not up, O Virgin, to those who calumniate me.
I am of thy own tongue:
I am the least in thy family.
Keep me, O Lady, from those who neglect the judgments of thy justice.
Thou despisest all who depart from thy service:
because their thought is unjust.
Psalm 118 H
Wonderful are thy testimonies, O kind Mother:
and by thy words my heart is enlightened.
All the rich of the people shall entreat thy countenance:
and the daughters of kings shall praise thy face.
The word of thy lips is burning exceedingly:
He who shall make haste to come to thee, shall share in it.
I am as a trembling reed before thee:
hold me, Lady, under thy yoke, and I shall not be confounded.
The dragons of hell attack thy servants above all others:
but do thou, O Lady, defend us.
Psalm 118 I
I have cried out to thee with my whole heart, O Lady:
mercifully deliver me from my necessities.
Hear the voice of my groaning, O my Lady:
teach me what is acceptable to thee at all times.
Salvation is far from those who know thee not:
but he who perseveres in thy service is far from perdition.
Thy mercy rules all things:
O Lady, in thy salvation quicken me.
The beginning of thy words is truth at all times:
and I have not forgotten thine immaculate law.
Psalm 118 J
Princes have persecuted me without cause:
and the wicked spirit fears the invocation of thy name.
There is much peace to them that keep thy name, O Mother of God:
and to them there is no stumbling-block.
At the seven hours I have sung praises to thee, O Lady:
according to thy word give me understanding.
Let my prayer come into thy sight, that I may not forsake thee, O Lady, all the days of my life:
for thy ways are mercy and truth.
I will long forever to praise thee, O Lady:
when thou shalt have taught me thy justifications.
I cried to Our Lady when I was in trouble:
and she heard me.
Lady, deliver us from all evil:
all the days of our life.
Crush the head of our enemies:
with the insuperable power of thy foot.
As thy spirit hath rejoiced in God thy Savior:
so do thou deign to pour true joy into my heart.
Approach to Our Lord to pray for us:
that by thee our sins may be blotted out.
To thee I have raised mine eyes, O Mother of Christ:
by whom comfort cometh to all flesh.
Bestow on us thy help and thy grace:
in all our tribulations.
Keep us, O Lady:
lest we be caught in the snare of sinners.
The pupil of thine eye neither slumbers nor sleeps:
that we may always be kept under thy protection.
The tongues of men and angels praise thee:
and before thee every knee shall bow.
I rejoiced in thee, O Queen of Heaven:
because under thy leadership we shall go into the house of the Lord.
Jerusalem the heavenly city:
may we attain to the rewards of Mary.
Obtain for us, O Lady, peace and pardon:
and the victory over our enemies, and triumph.
Strengthen and console our hearts:
by the sweetness of thy piety.
So, Lady, pour into us thy mercy:
that we may devoutly die in the Lord.
To thee have I raised up mine eyes, O Queen:
who reignest in Heaven.
Let our help be in the power of thy name:
let all our works be directed by thee.
Blessed be thou in Heaven and on earth:
in the sea and in all abysses.
Blessed be thy fecundity:
blessed be thy virginity and purity.
Blessed be thy holy body:
blessed be thy most holy soul.
Unless our Lady was in us:
many dangers would have overtaken us.
O Virgin, be our defender:
and a propitious advocate before God.
Show us, O Lady, thy mercy:
and strengthen us in thy holy service.
Let the holy angels bless thee in Heaven:
let all men bless thee upon earth.
Give not up to the beasts the souls of them that trust in thee:
let not the mouths of them that sing to thee be closed.
Those who trust in thee, O Mother of God:
shall not fear at the face of the enemy.
Rejoice and exult, all ye who love her:
because she will help you in the day of your trouble.
Be mindful of thy tender mercies, O Lady:
and relieve us in the pilgrimage of our sojourning.
Turn thine amiable countenance towards us:
confound and destroy all our enemies.
Blessed be all the works of thy hands, O Lady:
blessed be all thy holy miracles.
When thou shalt turn thy most serene countenance upon us:
thou shalt rejoice us, O virginal Mother of God.
Blessed be thou, O treasury of Christ:
above all women upon earth.
Blessed be thy glorious name:
which the mouth of the Lord hath wonderfully named.
Let not thy praise fail from our lips:
nor thy charity from our hearts.
Those who love thee will be blessed by God:
and those who wish to love thee, will not be defrauded of their confidence.
Unless, O Lady, thou shalt build the house of our heart:
its edifice shall not remain.
Build us up by thy grace and thy power:
that we may remain firm forever.
Blessed be thy word:
and blessed be all the words of thy lips.
Let them be blessed by God, who shall bless thee:
and let them be reckoned in the number of the just.
Bless, O Lady, them that bless thee:
and never turn thy gracious countenance away from them.
My enemies have often troubled me from my youth up:
deliver me, O Lady, and vindicate my cause from them.
Give them not power over my soul:
keep my interior and my exterior.
Obtain for us pardon for our sins:
let it be given to us by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Make us do penance worthily and praiseworthily:
that we may come to God by a blessed end.
Show us then with a gracious and serene countenance:
the glorious fruit of thy womb.
Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lady:
Lady, hear my prayer.
Let thine ears be attentive:
to the voice of praise and of thy glorification.
Deliver me from the hand of my adversaries:
confound their plans and their attempts against me.
Deliver me in the evil day:
and in the day of death forget not my soul.
Lead me unto the harbor of salvation:
may my name be written among the just.
Lady, my heart hath not been exalted:
nor have mine eyes been lifted up.
The Lord hath blessed thee in His power:
who by thee hath reduced to naught our enemies.
Blessed be He who hath sanctified thee:
and who hath brought thee forth pure from thy mother's womb.
Blessed be He who hath overshadowed thee:
and by His grace hath given thee fecundity.
Bless us, O Lady, and strengthen us in thy grace:
that by thee we may be presented before the sight of the Lord.
Be mindful, O Lady, of David:
and of all who invoke thy name.
Give us confidence in thy name:
and let our adversaries be confounded.
Console us in the land of our pilgrimage:
and relieve our poverty.
Give us, O holy Virgin, the bread of tears:
and sorrow for our sins in the land of our sojourning.
Make the Blessed Fruit of thy womb propitious to us:
that we may be filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Behold how good and how pleasant, O Mary, it is:
to love thy name.
Thy name is as oil poured out, and as an aromatic fragrance:
to those who love it.
How great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lady:
which thou hast prepared for those who love and hope in thee.
Be a refuge to the poor in tribulation:
because thou art a staff to the poor and wretched.
Let them, I beseech thee, find grace with God:
who invoke thy help in their needs.
Behold now, bless ye the Lady:
all ye who hope in her holy name.
Rejoice with a great joy, you who exalt and glorify her:
because you will be rejoiced by the plentifulness of her consolations.
Behold now with an overflowing bounty she will come down upon you:
to console and to make glad your hearts.
Bless her, all her servants:
and let her memory be the desire of your soul.
Bless her, all ye angels and saints of God:
praise her wonders forever.
Praise the name of the Lord:
bless the name of Mary, His Mother.
Be diligent in prayer to Mary:
and she will raise up for you eternal delights.
Let us come to her in a contrite soul:
and sinful cupidity will not besiege us.
He who thinks of her in tranquillity of mind:
shall find sweetness and the rest of peace.
Let us breathe forth our souls to her in our end:
and she will lay open to us the courts of them that triumph.
Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
because by His most sweet Mother, the Virgin Mary, mercy is given to us.
Obtain for us, O Lady, the friendship of Jesus Christ:
and keep us lest we should lose our innocence.
Repress our enemy by thy command:
lest he should destroy in us the virtue of charity.
Illumine our ways and our paths:
that we may know what is pleasing to God.
Preserve in us what is naturally good:
and may good graces be multiplied in us.
On the rivers of Babylon the Hebrews wept:
but let us weep over our sins.
Let us cry out humbly to the Virgin and Mother:
let us offer her our plaints and our sighs.
There is no propitiation to be found without her:
nor salvation apart from her fruit.
By her, sins are purged away:
and by her fruit, souls are made white.
By her is made satisfaction for sins;
by her fruit health is bestowed.
I will praise thee, O Lady, with my whole heart:
because by thee I have experienced the clemency of Jesus Christ.
Hear, O Lady, my words and prayers:
and in the sight of angels I will sing praise to thee.
In whatever day thou shalt invoke me, hear me:
and multiply thy power in my soul.
Let all tribes and tongues praise thee:
because by thee salvation is restored to us.
From all trouble save thy servants:
and make them live under thy protection and peace.
O Lady, thou hast tried me and known me:
my ruin and my transgression.
Thy mercy is plentiful above me:
and thy clemency is great to me.
Thine eye hath beheld mine imperfect being:
and thine eyebrows have known my ways.
We have from the Holy Spirit an abundance of holy desires:
and the stain of sin does not trouble our conscience.
The light of thy mercy makes serene our heart:
and the sweetness of thy peace recreates us.
Deliver me, O Lady, from all evil:
and from the infernal enemy defend me.
Against me he hath drawn his bow:
and in his craftiness he hath laid snares for me.
Restrain his evil power:
and powerfully crush his craft.
Turn back his iniquity on his own head:
and let him speedily fall into the pit which he hath made.
But we will rejoice in thy service:
and we will glory in thy praise.
O Lady, I have cried to thee, hear me:
incline unto my prayer and to my supplication.
Let my supplication be directed as incense before thy face:
both in the time of the evening sacrifice and in the morning.
Let not my heart turn aside into spiteful words:
and let not the thought of wickedness upset my mind.
Make me submissive to the good pleasure of thy heart:
and let me be conformed to thy actions.
With the sword of understanding pierce my heart:
and with the dart of charity inflame my mind.
With my voice I have cried to Our Lady:
I have humbly entreated her.
I have poured out my tears in her sight:
and I have set before her my grief.
The enemy lieth in wait for my heel:
he has spread his net before me.
Help me, O Lady, lest I fall before him:
let-him be crushed beneath my feet.
Lead my soul out of prison:
that it may praise thee and sing to the mighty God forever.
O Lady, hear my prayer:
incline thine ear to my supplication.
The spiteful enemy hath persecuted my life:
he hath cast on to the ground my ways.
He hath blackened me with his darkness:
and my spirit is exceedingly troubled.
Turn not thy face away from me:
that I may not fall together with them that tumble into the abyss.
Send forth thy light and thy grace:
and repair anew my life and my conscience.
Blessed be thou, O Lady, who teachest thy servants to fight:
and strengthenest them against the enemy.
With thy lightnings and thy brightness scatter him:
send forth thy darts, that thou mayest confound him.
Glorify from on high thy hand:
and let thy servants sing thy praise and thy glory.
Raise up from earthly things our affection:
from these eternal delights refresh our interior.
Kindle in our hearts the longing for heavenly things:
and deign to refresh us with the joys of Paradise.
I will exalt thee, O Mother of the Son of God:
and every day I will sing thy praises.
Generations and peoples will praise thy works:
and the islands shall expect thy mercy.
The angels will utter the abundance of thy sweetness:
and the saints will pronounce thy sweetness.
Our eyes hope in thee, O Lady:
send us food and delightful nourishment.
My tongue shall speak thy praise:
and I will bless thee for ever and ever.
My soul, praise Our Lady:
I will glorify her as long as I live.
Never cease from her praises:
and think of her every moment.
When my spirit shall go forth, Lady, let it be commended to thee:
and in the unknown land be thou its guide.
Let not past sins trouble it:
nor let it be disturbed by the meeting with the malignant one.
Lead it to the harbor of salvation:
there let it await securely the coming of the Redeemer.
Praise the Lady, for a psalm is good:
let the praise of her be pleasant and beautiful.
For she heals the broken- hearted:
and she refreshes them with the ointment of piety.
Great is her power:
and her clemency has no end.
Sing to her in jubilation:
and in her praise sing a psalm to her.
Those who hope in the Lord are a good pleasure to her:
and those who hope in her mercy.
Praise, O Jerusalem, Our Lady:
glorify her also, O Sion.
For she buildeth up thy walls:
and blesseth thy sons.
Let her grace nourish thee:
let her give peace to thy borders.
The Most High hath sent forth His Word:
and His power hath overshadowed her.
Let us raise our hearts and hands up to her:
that we may feel her influence.
Let us praise Our Lady in the heavens:
glorify her in the highest.
Praise her, all ye men and beasts:
birds of the air, and fishes of the sea.
Praise her, sun and moon:
stars, and the orbs of the planets.
Praise her, Cherubim and Seraphim:
thrones and dominations and powers.
Praise her, all ye legions of angels:
praise her all order of heavenly dwellers.
Sing a new song to Our Lady:
her praise in the congregation of the just.
Let the heavens rejoice in her glory:
the isles of the sea and the whole world.
Fire and water praise her:
cold and heat, splendor and light.
Let her praises be in the mouth of the just:
and her glory in the band of the triumphant.
City of God, be joyful in her:
and for thy dwellers sing her a constant song.
Praise Our Lady in her saints:
praise her in her virtues and miracles.
Praise her, ye bands of Apostles:
praise her, ye choirs and patriarchs and prophets.
Praise her, ye army of martyrs;
praise her, ye bands of doctors and confessors.
Praise her in the college of virgins and the chaste:
praise her, ye orders of monks and holy anchorites.
Praise her, ye monasteries of all religious:
praise her, all the souls of all heavenly dwellers.
Let every spirit praise Our Lady.