O Mary Receive Thy CrownO Mary Receive Thy Crown7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
O Mary! Receive thy Crown from the Hands of Divinity!
Thou who hast lived in love, in love all surpassing!
Most Holy Virgin Mother, help us be like thee,
Thou who bore so faithfully the Word Incarnate.
As she rises ever higher upon angelic hands
Her beauty, resplendent like the moon,
Her glory like the sun, for her beauty fills the Heavens.
The Princess of Light, before the Throne of God standing
The Almighty Father His truest daughter receiving
Her: Perfect, filled with delight and Wisdom.
Ascend higher, my Daughter, my Dove! Ascend higher!
He cries with Fatherly delight,
Ascend higher that I may see the light of thy face!
My Mother! of Mothers dearest! cries the Eternal Wisdom
Come closer, come closer! That I may again repose
My Head upon thy gentle and loving breast.
Beloved! Beloved! Most perfect, pure and holy Spouse!
Delight of my heart! Torment me not with thine absence,
But come up to us that we may lavish our love upon thee