Mother of Good Counsel, teach me to
Clearly comprehend God’s commandments;
In the storms of daily life, may the bright
Beacon of His Word help me to choose life.
Blessed are your resplendent eyes, which
Looked with love at the Babe of Bethlehem;
Blessed are the holy hands that compassionately
Caressed Him in His swaddling clothes.
Assembled on the holy hills of Heaven, the
Communion of saints rejoices in you;
In sunny splendor, the Lord of Light
Smilingly crowns you as His wondrous one.
Pray that our frail feet may be kept far from
The steep slope that slides down to sin;
Instead, let us find friendly comfort
In your calm, caring countenance.