of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
To thee, O Lady, have I lifted up my soul:
in the judgment of God, by the help of thy prayers, I shall not be ashamed.
Let not my adversaries make game of me:
for those who trust in thee are strengthened.
Let not the snares of death prevail against me:
and the camps of the malignant not hinder my steps.
Crush their violence in thy might:
and with mildness meet my soul.
Be my guide unto my fatherland:
and deign to join me to thy angelic hosts.