The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Virgin, Full of Grace

Words: O Sanctissima, Latin Carol, English Translator Melvin Farrell (1930-)

Music: O Sanctissima
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

1. Virgin, full of grace, purest of our race,
Here your children, O Mary!
Maiden of gladness, banish our sadness;
Pray for us, O pray for us, O Mary.

2. Mary, plead for us, intercede for us;
Hope of sinners, O Mary!
You are the portal to life immortal;
Pray for us, O pray for us, O Mary.

3. Queen of saints above, wondrous in your love,
Hope of sinners, O Mary!
Show us, O Mother, Jesus, our Brother
Pray for us, O pray for us, O Mary.

4. Star of ocean bright, splendor in the night,
Guide us homeward, O Mary!
Help, we implore you, Your sons before you;
Pray for us, O pray for us, O Mary.

Sheet Music to "O Sanctissima" from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #91, p. 126.

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