Virgin Villanelle
Virgin Villanelle

Virgin Villanelle

Holy Mother, Virgin blest,
To whose Saviour Son we pray,
Grant us grace to do our best

Lead us not into such test
As would cause our fall today,
Holy Mother, Virgin blest.

We would follow God's behest,
To His favour, we essay,
Grant us grace to do our best.

Once an angel you addressed,
With a message to convey,
Holy Mother, Virgin blest.

And its impart, few then guessed;
So with you, let us too say,
Grant us grace to do our best.

For in you our trust shall rest,
Lest from God our thought should stray,
Holy Mother, Virgin blest,
Grant us grace to do our best.

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