Remember, Most Gracious Mary

Remember, Most Gracious Mary,
Ne’er before hath it been known
That those seeking thy protection
And thine aid didst thou disown
Memorare! Memorare!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!

With this hope inspired I fly now,
Blessed Mother, unto thee!
Sinful and in sorrow I stand now
Trusting in thy clemency.
Memorare! Memorare!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!

Mother of the Word Incarnate,
Do not now my pleas despise;
Hear and answer me, O Mother,
Lead me to thy Son, the Christ!
Memorare! Memorare!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!
Blessed Virgin hear my plea!

Words: Noah Townsend, Copyright 2012. Based on the Memorare.
Tune:Cwm Rhondda” John Hughes, 1907.

Here Is the original Latin text of the prayer:

Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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