Mother of Perpetual Help
O Mother of Perpetual Help,
grant that I may ever invoke Your most powerful name,
which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying.
O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary,
let Your name henceforth be ever on my lips.
Delay not, O Blessed Lady,
to help me whenever I call on You,
for, in all my needs, in all my temptations,
I shall never cease to call on You,
ever repeating Your sacred name, Mary, Mary.
O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence,
what emotion fill my soul when I pronounce Your sacred name,
or even only think of You.
I thank God for having given You,
for my good, so sweet, so powerful,
so lovely a name.
But I will not be content with merely pronouncing Your name:
let my love for You prompt me ever to hail You,
Mother of Perpetual Help.