The Messenger From God’s High Throne

This hymn is used for I Vespers on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory in the Extraordinary Form.

The Messenger from God’s high throne
His secret counsel making known
Hails Mary, child of David’s race,
God’s Virgin Mother, full of grace.

The Mother-Maid with joyous feet
Her friend, John’s mother, goes to greet;
He, stirring in the enclosing womb,
Declares that Christ his Lord has come.

The Word, who ere the worlds began,
From God the Father’s thought forth ran,
Of Mary, Virgin undefiled,
For us is born a mortal child.

Christ to the Temple courts they bring;
The King’s own law subjects the King;
The world’s Redeemer for a price
Is there redeemed, our sacrifice.

The joyful Mother finds once more
The Son she mourned as lost before;
While doctors by His speech were shown
The mysteries they had never known.

To God the Three in One be praise,
Who through these holy mysteries;
Grants grace to those who seek in prayer,
The glory of His bliss to share.

Words: Fr. Augustine Ricchini, O.P., 1757; tr. Alan G. McDougall, 1922.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 88.88

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.


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