Thursday, 8 December 2011
The Feast of The Immaculate Conception
Ave, Star of ocean, Child divine who bearest, Mother, ever Virgin, Heaven's portal fairest.
Taking that sweet Ave Erst by Gabriel spoken, Eva's name reversing, Be of peace the token.
Break the sinner's fetters, Light to blind restoring, All our ills dispelling, Every boon imploring.
Show thyself a mother In thy supplication, He will hear who chose thee At His Incarnation.
Maid all maids excelling, Passing meek and lowly, Win for sinners pardon, Make us chaste and holy.
As we onward journey Aid our weak endeavor, Till we gaze on Jesus And rejoice forever.
Father, Son, and Spirit, Three in One confessing, Give we equal glory Equal praise and blessing.