Re: Monsignor Harold E Collins: Singing Immaculate Mary

03/21/17 - posted by Frank Dunnigan

Here are the lyrics:

Immaculate, Mary!
Our hearts are on fire.
That title so wondrous
Fills all our desire!


We pray for our Mother,
The Church upon earth.
And bless, sweetest Lady,
The land of our birth.


For poor, sick, afflicted,
Thy mercy we crave.
And comfort the dying,
Thou, Light of the Grave.


Immaculate, Mary!
Your praises we sing,
To God Our Father,
And Christ Our King.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

Note: When researching this at the St. Cecilia rectory, I learned that the words can vary somewhat in French-speaking Quebec, as well as in some Spanish-speaking countries. The above are the lyrics most frequently used in the US and by Monsignor Collins--and often, only the first verse and chorus were sung.

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