The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Compline


May Jesus Christ, Your Son, at Your intercession convert us.
And turn away His anger from us for ever.

Your help, propitious Mother, lend us
And from the dreadful foe defend us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever.
Amen.

Hail, Virgin productive, yet mother unstained;
A Virgin brought forth yet a Virgin remained.
No crown was e'er given to creature, like Thine,
Twelve stars are the gems in its circle that shine.
Above all the angels, Immaculate, pure,
At the right hand of the king You shall sit evermore.
O Mother, through you, The sinner's great hope,
Bright star of the sea, May paradise ope,
And thus, in the mansions, Of peace and of rest
with the sight of your Son May our vision be blessed.

Like fluent oil, O Mary, is your name.
And your servants have loved you, O how much!

Sweet Virgin, we offer On suppliant knee
These prayers that the Church Has devoted to thee.
O Mary, conduct us In happiness' way
And at the last hour Assist us, we pray,
There is a bough in which no blur of either kind,
original Or wrought hath touched the virgin rind.

In your conception, O virgin, you were immaculate. Pray for us to the Father, whose Son you didst bear.

O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did prepare a worthy habitation for your Son, we beseech you that as, by the foresight of His death, you did exempt Her from all stain so we, purified by her intercession, may come to you; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.


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