Thursday, October 16, 2008

To thee, O Mother of God ...

To thee, O Mother of God, victorious leader of triumphant hosts, we, thy servants, delivered from evil, sing our grateful thanks: but since thou possessest invincible might, set us free from every calamity, that we may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride Unwedded.

Most glorious ever-virgin Mother of Christ our God, bring our prayer unto thy Son and our God, that by thee he may save our souls.

All my hope I lay upon thee, Divine Mother, preserve me beneath thy protection.

O Virgin Mother of God, despise me not, a sinner, who seek thy help and thy intercession; for in thee hath my soul hoped; have mercy upon me.