Ave Maris Stella

Coptic icon of Mary as "Star of the Sea"

Hail, bright star of ocean,
God’s own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heavenly rest,

Taking that sweet Ave,
Which from Gabriel came,
Peace confirm within us,
Changing Eva’s name,

Break the captive’s fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore,

Show thyself a Mother,
May the Word divine
Born for us thy Infant,
Hear our prayers through thine.

Virgin all excelling,
Mildest of the mild,
Freed from guilt preserve us,
Pure and undefiled.

Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus,
Joy forevermore.

Through the highest heaven
To the almighty Three,
Father, son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.

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About Joshua Michael

Writer. Catholic. Fan of John Henry Newman and the Inklings.
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