of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
O Lady, hear my prayer:
and let my cry come unto thee.
Turn not thy sacred countenance away from me:
nor hate me because of my uncleanness.
Forsake me not in the thought and counsel of mine enemies:
and permit me not to fall in their wicked attacks.
Those who trust in thee, will not fear the tortuous snake:
and those who exalt thee in praises will escape the hand of Acheron.
By thy virginal conception give me a good confidence in thee:
and by thy admirable delivery rejoice my soul.