Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Lauds

O Mary, who most lovingly
The prayers of mortals dost receive,
We pray to thee to succour us,
And at all times our wants relieve.

O succour us, if the dread chains
Of crime our wretched souls should bind,
With loving speed sin’s fetters break,
By which our spirits are confined.

O succour us, if the vain show
Of this poor world lead us astray,
Lest our weak souls should Heaven forget,
And so forsake salvation’s way.

O succour us, if corporal ills,
And evil fortune should impend,
And let our lives in peace be passed,
Till we see glory without end.

Succour, in fine, thy children dear,
When the last strife of death is nigh,
That by thine aid we may obtain
Our endless recompense on high.

Jesus, to Thee be glory given,
Whom erst the Virgin Mother bore,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Through endless ages evermore. Amen.

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