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Hail Mary, full of grace.

The Lord is with you –O serene virgin.

You stand out as the temple

Of the humble and the great, 

Of the lion and the lamb,

Of Christ the
savior–Yet you remain a virgin.

You have been made mother

Of the bud and the
dew,

You are queen of virgins, 

Rose without thorns.

(The text is excerpted from
a longer Sequence for the feast of the Annunciation of the B.V.M.)