Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel, Matins

Sing joyfully, people devout, while ye come
To Gen’zano in numbers to worship your Queen,
Great Mother of God, where her picture so fair,
Resplendent is seen.

For once on a time this, in wonderful light,
To crowds full of gladness, was shown up in Heaven,
Since when, through the country, full many good things
Through this have been given.

All ills, both of body and soul, she herself
Oft took from the sick who in suffering lay,
And woes, that on Latium threatened to fall,
She drove far away.

O Virgin, who even in this latter age,
With wonderful miracles ever dost shine,
Assist thy poor clients, and deign to their prayers
Thine ear to incline.

Salvation, and honour, and glory to Him
Who, seated in splendour on Heaven’s high throne,
Directing with wisdom the course of the world,
Is Trine and yet One. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England