MARIAN SYMPHONY NO. 10 / by Joseph Castorino


Mother Most Amiable, our hearts hail

  The stalwart strength of your friendship;

The soft whisper of your name is calamity

  And confusion to the odious enemy.


Our souls are consoled by your comforting

  Compassion and sincere care for us;

With the living water of the most holy Word,

  Cleanse us from the contamination of sin.


Pray that our carnal desires may drown

  In the pure, pristine ocean of God’s mercy;

Ask the Divine Captain to swiftly steer

  Our ships through the sweet seas of sanctity.


Let us never lose sight of the Lighthouse,

  Whose rays destroy the deadly darkness;

Guide us towards the Heavenly Harbor,

  The destination meant for us all.