of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
Sing to Our Lady a new song:
for she hath done wonderful things.
In the sight of nations she hath revealed her mercy:
her name is heard even to the ends of the earth.
Be mindful, O Lady, of the poor and the wretched:
and support them by the help of thy holy refreshment.
For thou, O Lady, art sweet and true:
exceedingly patient and full of compassion.
Tread upon the enemies of our souls:
and crush with thy holy arm their contumacy.