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Devotions to the Virgin Mary, continued.

Hymn, Ecce ad te, continued.



... and calls upon her. The author praises her qualities - her piety, lineage, goodness, virginity, chastity and humility. He asks her to banish his spiritual poverty; to temper God's wrath towards one who has so angered him with his sins. He invokes her as the star of the sea, asking her to bring him safely to port. Dying in sin before his time, he asks her to give him life.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998

michi supplicanti
et te sepe invocanti.

O domina pi\issima
omni laude dignissima
fac me digne\ te laudare
venerari et amare.

O domina deo\ cara
stirpe decens ac preclara
sed meritis preclarior\
et meritis <moribusque> nobilior.

O domina gratissima,\
virtutibus ditissima
omni bono tam fecunda
quod\ nulli es <hoc> secunda.

Virgo semper ante partum,
et\ in partu, et post partum,
Iure cunctis es pre\clara
super omnes exaltata,

semper casta semper pu\ra,
semper deo placitura.
Numquam levis numquam\ vana
ac si esses inhumana.

O domina do\minarum,
o regina reginarum
propter tuam pietatem\
pelle meam paupertatem.

Pauper enim et egenus\
sum a deo alienus,
adversum me irritavi
de\um in quem tam peccavi

deum michi pacifica
dei\ mater et amica
hoc <haec> te posse impetrare
nullus\ debet dubitare.

O preclara stella maris
que\ cum deo gloriaris
me ad portum fac venire\
numquam sinas me perire.

O Maria lumen vite\
per te nobis impertite
vivifica <visita me> servum tuum
in pec\catis premortuum.

O Maria flos virginum\



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