Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Our Lady Throughout The Year, Vespers

Hail, Star of ocean, hail!
God’s Mother full of love,
And ever Virgin pure,
Blest Gate of Heaven above.

Since from Saint Gabriel’s lips,
To thee that Ave came,
Establish us in peace,
Transposing Eva’s name.

Unloose the sinner’s chains,
Light to the blind restore,
Drive far away our ills,
And all good things implore.

A Mother show thyself,
Through thee, our prayers may He
Accept, who born for us,
Deigned to be born of thee.

O all-excelling Maid,
With special meekness graced,
O free us from our sins,
And make us meek and chaste.

Pure lives on us bestow,
And a safe way prepare,
That we may Jesus see,
And His joy ever share.

To God the Father praise,
And glory to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost,
To Three be honour One. Amen.

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