and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Thou, finger of God's hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father,
Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
He hath shown might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.