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AVE MARIS STELLA: TO THE B. V. M.
Praise be to the Father given;
Praise-but praise him not alone.
AVE MARIS STELLA: TO THE VIRGIN MARY.
Hail, Sea-star! we bless thee,
God's Mother confess thee.
Virgin pure, immortal;
Sin by woman enter'd-
Sin repentant whiten;
Oh, wouldst thou protect us,
Virgin, strange and holy,
Thy chaste humble spirit!
May our lives be quiet,
Father, God, we bless thee;
The Holy Ghost in heaven.
EXULTET ORBIS: ON FESTIVALS OF APOSTLES.
Ye heavens, ring back the songs we raise !
To guide mankind its heavenward way
Health, languor, ailings, all obey
Your summons still, as once on earth; Oh heal our fainting minds, we prayEncrease our strength, give sterling worth. That when this fleeting world is o'er, And Christ, the judge, shall all survey; We then may stand, with hope before His throne, and tend his joyous way.
To God the Father, and the Son,
Time was, and will be ever more.
DEUS TUORUM: ON COMMON OF MARTYRS.
O God, the lot, the crown, the gain,
This saint, esteeming worldly joys
He bravely ran his painful race,
To thee, most gracious Lord, we fly,
To God, the Father, and the Son,
For an eternal length of days. Amen.
ISTE CONFESSOR: ON COM. OF CONFESSORS AND BISHOPS.
This great confessor, God's most worthy servant, Whom pious nations o'er the earth are praising,* This day rejoicing rose to heaven, and conquer'd Blisses eternal.
If it be not the day of his death, say from* This day rejoicing, well deserved to conquer, High praise and honour.
Him pious, prudent, humble, modest manners,
So great his merits, heaven oft suspended
Therefore with choral hymns we now revere him,
Praise be to Him, great honour, might and glory, Him, who enthron'd in heaven sheds forth his
Ruling the world, and all its chances swaying, Three, but One only.
JESU CORONA VIRGINUM ON COM. OF
Jesus, receive our suppliant cry,
Thou crown of pure virginity :-
Bore child nor lost her virgin zone.
Lilies bedeck thy radiant way,
For choirs of virgins round thee stray ;-
To God the Father and the Son
Be honour, glory, might, and praise,
FORTEM VIRILIS PECTORE: COM. OF HOLY
Let's praise the woman who, endued
Exalts her sanctity and name
In every place with glorious fame.