This hymn is used for II Vespers on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers & Lauds on the same Feast in the Ordinary Form.
The gladness of thy Motherhood,
The anguish of thy suffering,
The glory now that crowns thy brow,
O Virgin Mother, we would sing.
Hail, blessed Mother, full of joy
In thy consent, thy visit too;
Joy in the birth of Christ on earth,
Joy in Him lost and found anew.
Hail, sorrowing in His agony
The blows, the thorns that pierced His brow;
The heavy wood, the shameful Rood
Yea! Queen and chief of Martyrs thou.
Hail, in the triumph of thy Son,
The quickening flames of Pentecost;
Shining a Queen in light serene,
When all the world is tempest-tost.
O come, ye nations, roses bring,
Culled from these mysteries divine,
And for the Mother of your King
With loving hands your chaplets twine.
We lay our homage at Thy feet,
Lord Jesus, Thou the Virgin’s Son,
With Father and with Paraclete,
Reigning while endless ages run.
Words: Fr. Augustine Ricchini, O.P., 1757; tr. Abbot Oswald Hunter-Blair, OSB, late 19th-early 20th C.
The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.