MARIAN SYMPHONY NO. 8 / by Joseph Castorino


Mother Inviolate, together with you,

  Let us offer a happy hymn of praise;

We worship the great God for blessing

  Us with the fragrance of His love.


Precious Lady, you are the most brilliant

  Star in all God’s glorious galaxies;

In your peaceful presence, we sigh

  Joyfully and contentedly.


Hoist up the flag of our devout faith,

  As we traverse the spiritual ocean;

Lead us safely through the savage storms of

  Temptation, and into the harbor of pardon.


Through your intercession, Jesus rains down

  Goodness and graces upon each of us;

Pray that He may totally cleanse sin’s

  Corrosive acid from our sullied souls.