Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Seven Dolours, September, Lauds

O God of sovereign clemency,
In Thy sweet mercy give us grace,
The Virgin’s Seven Woes to tell,
And her Son Jesus Wounds to trace.

Of God’s own Mother let the tears
For our poor souls salvation win,
For Thou canst wash and cleanse away,
With them, the whole world’s every sin.

May the five Wounds of Jesus, which
We sorrowfully contemplate,
And with the Virgin’s Seven Woes,
Eternal joys for us create.

O Jesus,who for Thy poor slaves
Didst suffer, glory be to Thee,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Through ages of Eternity. Amen.

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