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O Dearest Mother of Mercy
All hail! our admirable Mother,

Let angels and men sing her praise;
None after Jesus is above her,
For he should be the sweetest lays.

Protect and hear us, gentlest Mary,

From on high hear our humble cries;
On us that mourn and weep in misery,
O turn thy mercy's tender eyes.

O clement sweet and pious Mary,

O thou of whom our Lord was born,
Show us thy Son to make us happy,

When life at last is from us torn.