O Gloriosa Domina!

Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that Saint Anthony often repeated.

O glorious Virgin, ever blessed,
All daughters of mankind above,
Who gavest nurture from your breast
To God with pure maternal love.

What we have lost through sinful Eve,
The blossom sprung from you restores,
And granting bliss to souls that grieve,
Unbars the everlasting doors.

O gate through which has passed the King!
O hall whence light shone through the gloom!
The ransomed nations praise and sing
The Offspring of your virgin womb!

Praise from mankind and heaven’s host,
To Jesus of a virgin sprung,
To Father and to Holy Spirit,
Be equal glory ever sung. Amen.