To Saint Anne

Thou, who in living mother arms
  Didst carry Mary, thy sweet child,
Saint Anne give us the love that warms
  Our hearts so tepid and defiled.

Thou, who in utter lowliness
  Would serve the Lord from day to day,
Saint Anne, we praise thy holiness.
  And strive to follow thy blest way.

Thou, who dost love so tenderly
  Thy children and thy clients here,
God grant that in eternity.
  We’ll see thy face so kind and dear.