HYMNS

 MOTHER DEAR O PRAY FOR ME

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 bless above
Protect thy child and cheer my path
With thy sweet smile of love
 
Mother dear remember me
And never cease thy care
‘Til in Heaven eternally
Thy love and bliss I share.
 
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcE031brFC4

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ON THIS DAY

CHORUS:
On this day, O Beautiful Mother!
On this day we give Thee our love
Near thee, Madonna, fondly we hover
Trusting Thy gentle care to prove.
 
On this day we ask to share
Dearest Mother, Thy sweet care
Aid us e'er, our feet astray
Wander from Thy guiding way.
. . .CHORUS
 
Queen of Angles, deign to hear
Lisping children's humble pray'r
Young hearts gain, O Virgin pure
Sweetly to thyself allure.
. . .CHORUS
 
Fast our days of life we run,
Soon the night of death will come;
Tower of strength in that dread hour,
Come with all thy gentle power.
. . .CHORUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoSdJHOGvSo
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O GOD OF LOVELINESS

O God of Loveliness,
O Lord of Heaven above!
How worthy to possess
My heart’s devoted love.
 
So sweet Thy Countenance
So gracious to behold
That one, one only glance
To me were bliss untold.
 
Thou art blest, Three in One
Yet undivided still
Thou art that One alone
Whose love my heart can fill
 
The heavens and earth below
Were fashioned by Thy Word
How amiable art Thou
My ever dearest Lord!
 
To think Thou art my God,
O thought forever blest!
My heart has overflowed
with joy within my breast.
 
My soul so full of bliss,
is plunged as in a sea,
Deep in the sweet abyss
of holy charity.
 
O loveliness supreme,
and Beauty infinite,
O ever flowing Stream
and Ocean of delight,
 
O Life by which I live,
My truest Life above,
To Thee alone I give
my undivided love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBF00xz_bgw
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LO HE COMES WITH CLOUDS DESCENDING
(To the tune of Tantum Ergo)

Lo, He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:
Alleluia, Alleluia!
God appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in dreadful majesty
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see.

Ev'ry island, sea and mountain
Heav'n and earth shall flee away
All who hate Him must confounded
Hear the trump' proclaim the day
Come to judgment! come to judgment!
Hear the sentence He will say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzUaX0cyNdA
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REJOICE O MARY HEAVENLY QUEEN
(to the tune of "All Creatures of Our God and King"

Rejoice, O Mary, heavenly Queen
Now clouds give way to sunlight's beams
Alleluia! Alleluia!
The offspring of thy virgin womb
is risen from the virgin tomb
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Death's arrows keen are snapped in twain
At Jesus feet death lieth slain
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Though bitterness endure a night
It giveth joy with morning light
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Cross whereon our debts are paid
Jesus His scepter now has made
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Rejoice, O Queen, in this day
For Christ thy Son now holds his sway
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
http://romaaeterna.jp/romanhmn/rh062.html
https://youtu.be/CB6vc9GTWs8

Bring Flowers of the Fairest

A shortened version:

Bring flowers of the rarest,
Bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Their lady they name thee,
Their mistress proclaim thee,
Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true
As long as the bowers
Are radiant with flowers
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Sing gaily in chorus,
The bright angels o’er us
Re-echo the strains we begin upon earth;
Their harps are repeating
The notes of our greeting,
For Mary herself is the cause of our mirth. 

Another version:

Bring flowers of the fairest,
Bring flowers of the rarest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and dale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

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.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

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.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Of Mothers the dearest,
Oh, wilt thou be nearest,
When life with temptation
Is darkly replete?
Forsake us, O never!
Our hearts be they ever
As pure as the lilies
We lay at thy feet.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

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