Mary the Dawn


Mary the Dawn and Christ the Light of Day, Mary the Gate and Christ theHeav’nly Way,

Mary the Root and Christ the Mystic Vine, Mary the Grape and Christ the Sacred Vine,

Mary the Beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest, Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest.


Woman of love who Son of God conceived. Woman of faith, “blest since you have believed.”

Woman of sorrows, standing by the cross, woman of prayer with Church at Pentecost.

Mother of Christ, our brother, friend and king! Mother of God, with you to God we sing!

Mary the Dawn: Words of verse 1 source unknown.
Used in “Mary for all Christians” John McQuarrie (c) Harper Collins.
Music and verse 2 (c) Noel S Donnelly.

for A Morning Prayer with Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation 2012 click on the file below: