It is sweet music to the ear to say:
you, O Mother!
It is a sweet song to repeat:
you, O holy Mother!
You are my delight, dear hope, and chaste love,
in all adversities.
If my spirit
that is troubled
and stricken by passions
suffers from the painful burden
of sadness and weeping,
if you see your child overwhelmed by misfortune,
O gracious Virgin Mary,
let me find rest in your motherly embrace.
already the last day is quickly approaching.
Banish the demon
to the infernal depths,
and stay closer, dear Mother,
to your aged and erring child.
With a gentle touch,
cover the wary pupils
and kindly consign to God
that is returning to him.
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Bless us and bless our food,
And help us to give you glory each day
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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