of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
May God have mercy on us and bless us:
by her who brought Him forth.
Have mercy on us, O Lady, and pray for us:
turn our sadness into joy.
Enlighten me, O Star of the sea:
shed thy brightness upon me, O resplendent Virgin.
Extinguish the burning of my heart:
refresh me with thy grace.
Let thy grace ever protect me:
let thy presence give light to my end.