MARY–QUEEN OF CREATION

To greet thee is greeting all human hearts
To whom thou hast opened God’s treasure troves
Of joy and salvation, of hope and peace.

Thou art more fair than Eve in her beauty,
More beautiful than star-like Esther,
More valiant then Judith, the brave,
For thou wert with God in the beginning
of His ways,
Before he made the mountains and the sea,
Delight of the Triune ever plating before Him,
First-born of all His beloved creatures,
Sweet like the dawn and mild like the dusk;
Thy name is written into the sky
A sign that shall nevermore be erased.

Anonymous
The Christian Family and Our Missions. May 1950.