of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
Give to the King thy judgment, O God:
and thy mercy to the Queen, His Mother.
In thy hand are life and salvation:
perpetual joy and glorious eternity.
Sprinkle my heart with thy sweetness:
make me forget the miseries of this life.
Draw me after thee by the bands of thy mercy:
and with the bandages of thy grace and loving kindness heal my pain.
Stir up in me a desire for Heaven:
and inebriate my soul with the joy of Paradise.