Appendix B. Traditional Catholic Prayers • 535
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this
valley of tears.
Turn then, most
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of
thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin
Mary, that never was it known that
anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thy
intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence I fly
unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my
Mother. To thee do I come, before
thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy
mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
V. The Angel of the Lord declared
R. And she conceived of the Holy
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
V. Behold the handmaid of the
R. Be it done unto me according to
V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother
R. That we may be made worthy of
the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech thee, O
Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that
we, to whom the Incarnation of
Christ, thy Son, was made known
by the message of an angel, may by
his Passion and Cross be brought
to the glory of his Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.
Queen of Heaven
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear,
has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.