Inspiring hymn lyrics--the relationship of Mary to Christ : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread

Hi! I haven't been around for a long time--been wrapping up my philosophy studies. But anyway, I came across these lyrics to a hymn this morning (Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), and I was struck by their beauty and by their teaching value.


Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day; Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!

Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine; Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!

Mary the wheat, Christ the Living Bread; Mary the stem, Christ the Rose blood-red!

Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood; Mary the cup, Christ the Saving Blood!

Mary the temple, Christ the temple's Lord; Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored!

Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven's Rest; Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!

Mary the mother, Christ the mother's Son By all things blest while endless ages run. Amen.


I'm not familiar with this hymn at all, so I don't know the tune. Maybe it's popular in some dioceses? In any case, isn't it a magnificent piece of Mariology?

-- anon (ymous@god.bless), June 19, 2004


(bumping up) Hi anonymous. Thanks for sharing!

-- Emily (", June 19, 2004.

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