On the second day of Christmas…

Ave Maria
Maiden mild
O listen to a maiden’s prayer
For thou canst hear amid the wild
Tis thou, tis thou canst save amid despair

We slumber safely ’til the morrow,
Tho’ we, by men, outcast, reviled;
O maiden, see a maiden’s sorrow
O mother, hear a suppliant child

Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Undefiled
The flinty couch whereon we’re sleeping
Shall seem with down of eider piled,
If thou above, sweet, watch our keeping
The murky cavern’s air’s so heavy
Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled
O maiden
Hear a maiden’s pleading
O mother, hear a suppliant child

Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Stainless styled
O fiends of air and earth the essence
From this their wonted haunt exiled
Shall flee before thy holy presence

We bow beneath our care so laden
To thy dear guidance reconciled
Then hear, O maiden, simple maiden
And for a father hear a child

Ave Maria!

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December 27, 2012 · 9:01 pm

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