Advent to Candlemas (Vol. 2)

Simple Prayer

No maid so pure as maid of earth
Who bore the Spirit's child,
Who knew the joy and pain of birth
in rapture warm and wild.

Who low before the angel bent,
then answered his stern call,
by humbly giving her consent
to bear the Lord of all.

Who spotless was in thought and deed
and loved her Joseph's children fair
Mother of heaven and earth indeed
Accept my simple prayer!