Hail, O Queen of heaven enthroned!
Hail, by angels Mistress owned!
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,
Whence the world’s true light was born;
Glorious Virgin, joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in heaven they see;
Fairest thou where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our sins to spare.
V. Vouchsafe that I may praise you, O holy Virgin. R. Give me strength against your enemies.
Let us pray.
O most merciful God, grant succour to our frailty, that as we celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God, so by the help of her intercession we may rise again from our transgression. Through the same Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. R. Amen.