Folio 104r

Devotions to the Virgin Mary, continued.

Hymn, Ecce ad te, continued.



The author asks her to pray to the Lord that he may follow her to the palaces of heaven, where he who was once the most wretched sinner may be out of all danger, praising the Lord forever.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998

ora pro me ad dominum
ut ad celi palacia
perveniam\ te previa

ubi miser nequissimus
possim esse\ tutissimus <vel ultimus>
laudans deum per omnia
seculorum se\cula. Amen.

Hymn , O Maria stella maris.



A hymn to the Virgin Mary (AH, 32, pp 153-4). The author invokes her as the star of the sea and by other titles, asking her to protect and help us. He invokes Jesus Christ and asks that through the prayers of his mother we may be cleansed of our sins and granted a pure life, peace and salvation. He asks the Virgin, as mother of God and daughter of him whom she bore, the only-begotten of the Father, purified and prepared by the Spirit [to bear Christ], to intercede for our sins, that we may repent and weep for them ...


O Maria stella\ maris
medicina salutaris
corporis\ et cordium
fons signatus clavis\ ortus [clausus hortus]
via pacis vite portus
pauperis suffragi\um <refugium>

in hac valle lacrimarum
in hoc loco tene\brarum
contra fraudes hostium
nos custodi nos\ defende
sis adiutrix et impende
quod est necessa\rium

Ihesu fili summe matris
Ihesu summi fili patris\
et intacte virginis
qui de celo descendisti
et\ descendens induisti
veri formam hominis.

Ge\nitricis pia prece
nos a luto nos a fece
pec\catorum ablue,
Et concede viam puram
et da\ pacem permansuram
et salutem tribue.

Glo\riosa dei mater
cuius natus extat pater
patris u\nigenitus.
Cuius alvum preparavit
premunda\vit preaptavit [Primum David praeoptavit]
utriusque spiritus.

Intercede pro\ peccatis
apud fontem pietatis
et misericordie,
fac nos\ vere penitere
fac commissa nostra flere <Et commissa sic deflere>
dum est tem-\



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