Sunday, January 01, 2006

Mary the Dawn

Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day
Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!

Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine
Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!

Mary the wheat, Christ the Living Bread
Mary the stem, Christ the Rose blood-red!

Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood
Mary the cup, Christ the Saving Blood!

Mary the temple, Christ the temple's Lord
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored!

Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven's Rest
Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!

Mary the mother, Christ the mother's Son
By all things blest while endless ages run. Amen.