Devotions to the Virgin Mary, continued.
Hymn, Ave virgo virginum stella matutina, continued.
The author asks the Virgin to make haste to persuade her son, with a mother's tenderness, to look with favour on his wretched people. We, the faithful, put our trust in her, that the devil may not harm us, that she may take us under her wing, protecting and caring for us. The author asks that she may look mercifully upon her servants, who are more in tune with evil than good, and take from us the impulses of the flesh. He asks that she may show us her son, the true Christ, through whom the human race, lost to the devil, lived again, triumphant. The Virgin bore in her womb ...
Advocata libera coram salvatore,\
Postulare propera tu consueto more,\
Ac pro gente misera benigno favore,\
Natum tuum mitiga materno amore.\
Nostra spes fidelium semper fuit talis,\
Est et erit omnium mater virginalis,\
Ut nobis non noceat demon infernalis,\
Protegat et nutriat ac foveat sub alis.\
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.\
Illos pios oculos et misericordes,\
Converte ad famulos in bono discordes,\
Et ad malum cedulos forcius concordes,\
Nostre carnis stimulos deleas et sordes.\
Et Ihesum benedictum fructum.\
Et Ihesum unigenitum fructum benedictum,\
Monstra nobis inclitum pium et non fictum,\
Per quem genus perditum a demone devictum,\
Datum in interitum revixit invictum.\
Ventris tui viscera Ihesum portaverunt,\
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