After the Presentation to Holy Saturday
Hail, O Queen of Heaven Enthroned!
Hail, by angels mistress owned!
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,
Whence the world's true light was born,
Glorious Virgin, joy to you!
Loveliest whom in Heaven we see.
Fairest thou where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our sins to spare.
V. Grant that I may praise you, O sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.