Psalm 40
of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure

Blessed Mary understandeth concerning the needy and the poor:
who remains faithful in her praises.

Lady of the angels, Queen of the world:
purify my heart with the fire of love and of thy charity.

Thou art the mother of the illumination of my heart:
thou art the nurse who refreshes my mind.

My mouth longs to praise thee:
my mind devoutly aspires to venerate thee with ardent affection.

My soul longs to pray to thee:
because the whole of my being commends itself to thy guidance and teaching.