A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF MARY (EXOD. XV)
Let us sing to Our Lady, the glorious Virgin Mary: let us bless her in
hymns and praises.
The name of Our Lady is omnipotent after that of God: she hath cast the
chariot of Pharaoh and his army into the sea.
Thy right hand, O Lady, is magnified in strength: because in the multitude
of thy mercies thou hast prostrated mine adversaries.
Thou hast delivered me, O Lady, from the mouth of the lion: and as the
mother her new-born infant hast thou received me.
O my most dear Lady: like the hen, cover me with thy wonderful protection.
I am all thine: and all my things are thine, Virgin blessed above all.
I will place thee as a seal upon my heart: because thy love is strong as
Glory be to the Father, etc.