To the Immaculata

A Hymn to Honor St. Maximilan Kolbe (1894-1941)

Text: Mary Oberle Hubley
Verse 3, line 2: St. Maximilian Kolbe
Verse 5: From traditional patrimony
Refrain, line 2: William Wordsworth, alt. (1770-1850)
Text Ed.: Mary Oberle Hubley

 

Verses:

1.) Mary's light in tragic gloom,
Mary's dawn in Satan's high noon:
Martyr of Auschwitz, victim of love,
Servant of the Immaculata!

 

Refrain: Sing your praise to the Immaculata,
Our fallen nature's solitary boast!
Lift your hearts to the Immaculata,
Mary, O wonder of the angel hosts!


2.) Thanks be to God, in love did He raise
Maximilian Kolbe to the highest grace;
Servant of God and Mary's faithful son,
Interceding for the Church as ages run.

 

Refrain: Sing your praise to the Immaculata,
Our fallen nature's solitary boast!
Lift your hearts to the Immaculata,
Mary, O wonder of the angel hosts!


3.) You, Immaculata, Mother of Peace,
"Tell me who you are and what you want of me."
Daughter of Sion, Woman of faith,
Lead your pilgrim people to Heaven's gate.

 

Refrain: Sing your praise to the Immaculata,
Our fallen nature's solitary boast!
Lift your hearts to the Immaculata,
Mary, O wonder of the angel hosts!

 

4.) Son of Francis, faithful priest;
Child of Poland in its sore grief;
Man of unceasing, prayerful work:
Serving and nourishing the suffering Church. (Ref.)

 

5.)  Glory to God, the Trinity in One:
Majesty enthroned while ages run;
Who from deepest shadows of night
Call us, His creatures, to glorious light.

 

Refrain: Sing your praise to the Immaculata,
Our fallen nature's solitary boast!
Lift your hearts to the Immaculata,
Mary, O wonder of the angel hosts!

 

6.) Gratia plena, O Maria!
Dominus tecum, O Maria!
Benedicta TU in mulieribus,
Benedictus fructrus ventris tui.

 

Refrain: O Maria Immaculata!
Ora pro nobis, ora pro me!
O Maria Immaculata!
Laudate Jesum Christum!

 

 



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