Melody: Ewing 76.76 D

O good sweet and true virgin,
Who in thy humble way,
Received God’s great message
On that glorious day,
To your care Christ was given
Your womb was an abode
Now in delight and sweetness
I make this simple ode,

O Gracious tender Mother,
Now at the cross you stand,
Your Son beaten and battered,
Please make me understand,
May I now have your sorrow,
That I might love him too
Make my common affection
As sweet and pure as you.

The Queen now reigns in heaven
Upon her glorious throne,
Her prayers like precious diamonds
From her faith glory shone
Her splendor more than kingdoms
That us men build below,
Through all her intercessions
Graces the King bestows.