O Christ, Thy guilty people spare!
Lo, kneeling at Thy gracious throne,
Thy Virgin Mother pours her pray’r,
Imploring pardon for her own.
Ye angels happy evermore!
Who in your circles nine ascend,
As ye have guarded us before,
So still from harm our steps defend.
L. J. Kavanagh and James M. McLaughlin, Crown Hymnal (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1912).