Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Rosary Sunday, Vespers II

We hymn thee, Virgin Mother blest,
As drinking joys in with delight,
As pierced through the heart with woes,
As clad in endless glory bright.

Hail, who with overflowing joy
Conceivedst, and then visit kind
Didst pay, blest Mother, and thy Son
Didst bear, didst offer, and didst find.

Hail thou, who in thy inmost heart,
Didst bear, with spirit full of grief,
Thy dear Son’s agony, and stripes,
And thorns, and cross, of martyrs chief.

Hail, in the triumph of thy Son,
And in the Spirit’s fires bright;
In Heaven’s glorious Majesty,
Thou reign st a Queen in dazzling light.

Then come, ye nations, roses pluck
From these celestial mysteries,
And for your Mother weave bright crowns,
Of your fair love the witnesses.

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

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