1. Holy Virgin, by God’s decree you were called eternally,
That He could give His Son to our race.
Mary, we praise you, hail, full of grace!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (2)
2. By your faith and loving accord
As the handmaid of the Lord,
You undertook God’s plan to embrace,
Mary, we thank you, hail, full of grace!
3. Refuge for your children so weak,
sure protection all can seek
Problems of life you help us to face
Mary, we trust you, hail full of grace.
4. To our needy world of today
love and beauty you portray
showing the path to Christ we must trace
Mary, our Mother, hail full of grace.