MARIAN SYMPHONY NO. 13 / by Joseph Castorino


Mother of Our Creator, do not forget me

  When sudden sickness comes upon me;

Pray that the Master will lead me out of

  This medical maze of woeful weariness.


Kindly and gently open my clenched fists

  Which constantly seek complete control;

Help me to serenely surrender to the

  Savior and wholeheartedly trust in Him.


I thirst for living water, and you bountifully

  Bring me to the fountain of grace;

My heart leaps as it sees the falling water

  Glistening like strings of liquid diamonds.


Help me to prepare daily for death, the

  Bitter bridge leading to everlasting love;

Guide me towards the Messiah’s golden

  Light, that I may always choose life.