Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

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AVE MARIA

PARAPHRASED FOR MUSICAL THEME ON BACH'S THIRD PRELUDE
O LOVE inspiring-
O Mary, grace possessed, Choice of all creatures blest,
Life of our souls desiring -
Ave Maria.
 
Hail thou in whom the Lord abides,
In whom maternal sway resides -
Man's wav'ring heart in thee confides -
Ave Maria.
 
Star most illuming, Send holiest rays
Through sin-wrapped days,
Piercing their gloom - their grief consuming -
Ave Maria.
 
O Loving Beam, on sinners shine -
O Mother, lend this glow of thine,
Then light us to thy Son Divine -
Ave Maria.
Amen.
 
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