Blessed! Who is this blessed one
Whom every age shall praise?
And who spoke this prophetic word
Of all the coming days?
Mary, the Mother of our God,
With soul inspired by grace; So in our hearts and on our lips
Let her sweet praise have place.
O Virgin pure! O blessed one!
We hail thee lovingly; Rejoicing while our lips fulfil
Thy words of prophecy.
And most we love in thy fair month
To sing thy purity, And how the Mighty One hath done
Such wonderous things to thee.
And while we praise, and while we bless,
Our hearts call out to thee, O Mary, Mother, for His sake
Do thou our Mother be!
Virgin full of goodness, Mother of Mercy, I recommend
to thee my body and my soul, my thoughts, my actions,
my life, and my death. O my Queen! help me, and deliver
me from all the snares of the devil; obtain for me the grace
of loving my Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, with a true and
perfect love, and after Him, O Mary, to love thee with
all my heart and above all things. Amen.
-St. Thomas Aquinas