LUINI MADONNA CROPPED IN FRAME




O PUREST OF CREATURES

1. O Purest of creatures, sweet Mother, sweet maid, 
The one spotless womb wherein Jesus was laid! 
Dark night hath come down on us, Mother! and we 
Look out for thy shining, sweet Star of the Sea! 

2. Deep night hath come down on this rough-spoken world, 
And the banners of darkness are boldly unfurled; 
And the tempest-tossed Church,---all her eyes are on thee; 
They look to thy shining, sweet Star of the Sea! 

3. He gazed on thy soul, it was spotless and fair, 
For the empire of sin---it had never been there; 
None ever had owned thee, dear Mother, but He. 
And He blest thy clear shining, sweet Star of the Sea!
 
4. Earth gave Him one lodging; t'was deep in thy breast, 
And God found a home where the sinner finds rest; 
His home and His hiding-place both were in thee, 
He was won by thy shining, sweet Star of the Sea! 

Views: 58

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

This is the most touching prayer, thank you so much for posting it.

Just lovely, Renel.  Thank you very much for posting this.

Thank you so much for posting this.  I have never seen this before and am so glad to know about it now.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2019   Created by Dawn Marie.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service