THE BLESSED VIRGIN
Hail, Queen of heaven
Ave, Regina coelorum
Rev. Dr. Lingard
Hail, Queen of Heav'n, the ocean star,
Guide of the Wanderer here below,
Thrown on life's surge, we claim thy care,
Save us from peril and from woe.
Mother of Christ, Star of the sea,
Pray for the wanderer, pray for me.
O gentle, chaste, and spotless Maid,
We sinners make our pray'rs thro' thee;
Remind the Son that he has paid
The price of our iniquity.
Virgin, most pure, Star of the Sea,
Pray for the sinner, pray for me.
Sojourners in this vale of tears,
To thee, blest Advocate, we cry,
Pity our sorrows, calm our fears,
And soothe with hope our misery.
Refuge in grief, Star of the Sea,
Pray for the mourner, pray for me.
And while to Him Who reigns above,
In God-head One, in Persons Three,
The Source of life, of grace, of love,
Homage we pay on bended knee
Do thou, bright Queen, Star of the Sea,
Pray for the children, pray for me.