Blessed Virgin Mary
    Marian Hymns

    Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest 

 

    Verse 1   Mother dearest, Mother fairest, 
    Help of all, who call on thee. 
    Virgin purest, brightest, rarest, 
    Help us, help, we cry to thee. 

     

    Verse 2   Lady, help in pain and sorrow, 
    Soothe those rack'd on beds of pain, 
    May the golden light of morrow, 
    Bring them health and joy again. 

     

    Verse 3   Lady, help the absent loved ones. 
    How we miss their presence here. 
    May the hand of Thy protection 
    Guide and guard them far and near.  Chorus   Mary, help us, help we pray. 


    Mary, help us, help we pray. 
    Help us in all care and sorrow. 
    Mary, help us, help we pray. 

     

     

    Mother Dear, O Pray for Me

  • Verse 1   Mother dear, O pray for me! 
    Whilst far from heav'n and thee. 
    I wander in a fragile bark. 
    O'er life's tempestuous sea. 
    O Virgin Mother, from thy throne, 
    So bright in bliss above. 
    Protect they child and cheer my path 
    With they sweet smile of love. 

     

    Verse 2   Mother dear, O pray for me! 
    Should pleasure's siren lay. 
    E'er tempt thy child to wander far 
    From Virtue's path away. 
    When thorns beset life's devious way, 
    And darkling waters flow. 
    Then Mary aid thy weeping child, 
    Thyself a mother show. 

     

    Chorus   Mother dear, remember me. 
    And never cease thy care, 
    Till in heaven eternally, 
    Thy love and bliss I share. 


    On This Day, O Beautiful Mother

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    Verse 1   On this day we ask to share, 
    Dearest Mother, thy sweet care. 
    Aid us ere our feet astray 
    Wander from they guiding way. 

     

    Verse 2   Queen of angels, deign to hear 
    Lisping children's humble pray'r, 
    Young hearts gain, O virgin pure, 
    Sweetly to thyself allure. 

  • Chorus   On the day, O beautiful Mother, 
    On this day we give thee our love. 
    Near thee, Madonna, fondly we hover, 
    Trusting thy gentle care to prove. 


    'Tis The Month Of Our Mother 

     

    Verse 1   'Tis the month of our Mother, 
    The blessed and beautiful days. 
    When our lips and our spirits 
    Are glowing with love and with praise. 

     

    Verse 2   Oh! what peace to her children, 
    'Mid sorrows and trials to know 
    That the love of their Mother 
    Hath ever a solace for woe. 

     

    Verse 3   And what joy to the erring. 
    The Sinful and sorrowful soul. 
    That a trust in her guidance 
    Will lead to a glorious goal. 

     

    Chorus   All hail to dear Mary. 
    The guardian of our way. 
    To the fairest of Queens, 
    Be the fairest of seasons, sweet May. 


    Bring Flowers of the Rarest 

     

    Verse 1  Bring flow'rs of the fairest, bring flow'rs of the rarest, 
    From garden and woodland and hillside and vale. 
    Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling 
    The praise of the loveliest, Rose of the vale. 

     

    Verse 2  Our voices ascending, in harmony blending. 
    Oh! thus may our hearts turn dear Mother, to thee. 
    Oh! thus shall we prove thee how truly we love thee, 
    How dark without Mary life's journey would be. 

     

    Verse 3  O Virgin most tender, our homage we render. 
    Thy love and protection, sweet Mother, to win. 
    In danger defend us, in sorrow befriend us, 
    And shield our hearts from contagion and sin. 

     

     

    Chorus  O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today, 
    Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May. 
    O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, 
    Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May. 


    Immaculate Mary

     

    Verse 1  Immaculate, Mary! 
    Our hearts are on fire. 
    That title so wondrous 
    Fills all our desire! 

     

    Verse 2  We pray for God's glory, 
    May His Kingdom come. 
    We pray for His Vicar, 
    Our Father, and Rome. 

     

    Verse 3  We pray for our Mother, 
    The Church upon earth. 
    And bless, sweetest Lady, 
    The land of our birth. 


    Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! 
    Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! 

     

    Chorus  Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! 
    Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! 


    Holy Mary, Mother Mild 

    Verse 1 Holy Mary, Mother mild, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 
    Hear, O hear they feeble child, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 

     

    Verse 2  Tossed on life's tempestuous sea, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 
    Cast they tender eyes on me, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 

     

    Verse 3  Brightest in the courts above, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 
    Joy of angels, Queen of love, 
    O sweet, sweet Mother! 

     

     

    Chorus  O, exult ye Cherubim! 
    And rejoice ye Seraphim! 
    Praise her, praise her! 
    O praise our spotless Mother! 


    Ave Maria


    (by Bach-Gounod)Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus, tecum, 
    benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. 
    Sancta Maria, sancta Maria, Maria, orapro nobis nobus peccatoribus, 
    nuncet in hora, in hora mortis nostrae. Amen! Amen! 


    Salve Regina

     

    Verse 1  Salve Regina coelitum, O Maria! 
    Sors unica terrigenum, O Maria! 

     

    Verse 2  Mater misericordiae, O Maria! 
    Dulcis parens clementiae, O Maria! 

     

    Chorus  Jubilate, Cherubim, Exsultate, Seraphim! 
    Consonante perpetim: Salve, Salve, Salve Regina. 


    Hail, Queen of Heaven

     

    Verse 1  Hail, Queen of heav'n, the ocean star. 
    Guide the wand'rer here below! 
    Thrown on life's surge we claim thy care. 
    Save us from peril and from woe. 
    Mother of Christ, Star of the sea, 
    Pray for the wanderer. Pray for me. 

     

    Verse 2  O gentle, chaste, and spotless Maid, 
    We sinners make our prayers thro' thee. 
    Remind thy Son that He has paid 
    The price of our iniquity. 
    Virgin most pure, Star of the sea, 
    Pray for the sinner. Oh, pray for me. 

     

    Verse 3  Sojourners in this vale of tears, 
    To thee, blest advocate, we cry. 
    Oh, pity our sorrows, calm our fears. 
    And soothe with hope our misery. 
    Refuge in grief, Star of the sea, 
    Pray for the mourner, Oh, pray for me. 


    O Queen of the Holy Rosary

     

    Verse 1 

    O Queen of the Holy Rosary!  
    Oh! bless us as we pray, 
    And offer thee our roses 
    In garlands day by day. 
    While from our Father's garden 
    With loving hearts and bold, 
    We gather to thine honour, 
    Buds white and red and gold. 

     

    Verse 2 

    O Queen of the Holy Rosary! 
    Each myst'ry blends with thine. 
    The sacred life of Jesus 
    In ev'ry step divine. 
    Thy soul was His fair garden, 
    Thy virgin breast His throne, 
    Thy tho'ts his faithful mirror, 
    Reflecting Him above. 


    O Sanctissima 

     

    Verse 1  O sanctissima, O piissima, 
    Dulcis Virgo Maria. 
    Mater amata, intemerata, 
    Ora, ora pro nobis 

     

    Verse 2  Tota pulchra es, O Maria 
    Et macula non est in te 
    Mater amata, intemerata, 
    Ora, ora pro nobis. 

     

    Verse 3  Sicut lilium inter spinas, 
    Sic Maria inter filias 
    Mater amata, intemerata, 
    Ora, ora pro nobis. 


    Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary 

     

    Verse 1  Daily, daily sing to Mary, 
    Sing, my soul, her praises due. 
    All her feasts, her actions worship 
    With the heart's devotion true. 
    Lost in wond'ring contemplation, 
    Be her Majesty confess'd. 
    Call her Mother, call her Virgin, 
    Happy Mother, Virgin blest. 

     

     

    Verse 2  She is mighty to deliver. 
    Call her, trust her lovingly. 
    When the tempest rages round thee, 
    She will calm the troubled sea. 
    Gifts of heaven she has given, 
    Noble Lady, to our race. 
    She, the Queen, who decks her subjects 
    With the light of God's own grace. 

     

     

    Verse 3  Sing, my tongue, the Virgin's trophies 
    Who for us her Maker bore. 
    For the curse of old inflicted, 
    Peace and blessing to restore. 
    Sing in songs of peace unending, 
    Sing the world's majestic Queen. 
    Weary not nor faint in telling. 
    All the gifts she gives to men. 


    I'll Sing A Hymn To Mary 

     

    Verse 1  I'll sing a hymn to Mary, 
    The Mother of my God, 
    The Virgin of all virgins, 
    Of David's royal blood. 
    O teach me, Holy Mary, 
    A loving song to frame, 
    When wicked men blaspheme thee, 
    To love and bless thy name. 

     

    Verse 2  O Lily of the Valley, 
    O Mystic Rose, what tree, 
    Or flower, e'en the fairest, 
    Is half so fair as thee? 
    O let me, tho' so lowly 
    Recite my Mother's fame. 
    When wicked men blaspheme thee, 
    I'll love and bless thy name. 

     

    Verse 3  O noble Tower of David, 
    Of gold and ivory. 
    The ark of God's own promise, 
    The gate of Heav'n to me. 
    To live and not to love thee 
    Would fill my soul with shame. 
    When wicked men blaspheme thee, 
    I'll love and bless thy name. 


    Dear Guardian of Mary 

     

    Verse 1  Dear Guardian of Mary! dear nurse of her Child! 
    Life's ways are full weary, the desert is wild. 
    Bleak sands are all round us, no home can we see. 
    Sweet Spouse of our Lady, we lean safe on thee. 

     

     

    Verse 2  For thou to the pilgrim art father and guide, 
    And Jesus and Mary felt safe at thy side. 
    O Glorious Patron, secure shall I be, 
    Sweet Spouse of our Lady, if thou stay with me! 

     

     

    Verse 3  God chose thee for Jesus and Mary, wilt thou 
    Forgive a poor exile fro choosing thee now? 
    There's no saint in heaven, St. Joseph like thee, 
    Sweet Spouse of our Lady, do thou plead for me. 


    Ave Maria 
    (Shubert) 

     

    Verse 1  Ave Maria gratia plena, Maria gratia plena, Maria gratia plena. 
    Ave ave Dominus. Dominus te cum. Benedicta tu In muliaribus. 
    Et benedictus. Et benedictus fructus ventris, 
    Ventris tui Jesus. Ave Maria. 

     

    Verse 2  Ave Maria Mater Dei. Ora pro nobis pecatoribus. 
    Ora ora pro nobis. Ora ora pronobis pecatoribus. 
    Nuc in hora mortis. In hora mortis nostrae. 
    In hora mortis mortis nostrae. In hora mortis nostrae. Ave Maria. 

     

    Verse 3  Ave Maria gratia plena. Maria gratia plena. Maria gratia plena. 


    Ave ave Dominus. Dominus te cum. Benedicta tu in muliaribus. 
    Et benedictus. Et benedictus fructus ventris, 
    Ventris tui Jesus. Ave Maria. 


     

                 
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