Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help


madonna350O Mother of Perpetual Help,
grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name,
which is the safeguard of the living 
and the salvation of the dying.
O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary,
let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. 
Delay not, O Blessed Lady, 
to help me whenever I call on thee,
for, in all my needs,
in all my temptations I shall never cease to call on thee, 
ever repeating thy sacred name,
Mary, Mary.

O what consolation, 
what sweetness, 
what confidence, 
what emotion fill my soul when
I pronounce thy sacred name, 
or even only think of thee.
I thank God for having given thee, 
for my good, so sweet, 
so powerful,
so lovely a name.
But I will not be content with merely pronouncing thy name: 
let my love for thee prompt me ever to hail thee,
Mother of Perpetual Help.