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Hail, thou star of ocean!

portal of the sky!

Ever virgin Mother

of the Lord Most High!

Oh! by Gabriel’s Ave,

Uttered long ago

Eva’s name reversing,

’Stablished peace below.

Break the captives’ fetters;

Light on blindness pour,

All our ills expelling,

every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother,

Offer Him our sighs,

Who for us incarnate

Did not thee despise.

Virgin of all virgins!

To thy shelter take us;

Gentlest of the gentle!

Chase and gentle make us.

Still as on we journey

Help our weak endeavour;

Till with thee and Jesus

We rejoice forever.

Through the highest heaven,

To the Almighty Three,

Father, Son and Spirit,

One same glory be.