It is set to the melody of one of the oldest hymns to Mary, the ‘Salve Mater’.
It is not clear if it has been published, or if sheet music is available.
Small group unaccompanied:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on page 30 of this booklet.
The hymn starts with a five-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the three verses. A rough outline is:
Salve Mater, The Mother of our Lord:
Virgin Mary, the Mother of our God.
Eyes so tender that turn to all our cares,
Heart so ready to run to all our prayers.
1 Mary, blessed one, to us you always run ...
2 Sister of all flesh, so human with us all ...
3 Help Perpetual, an Icon of our race ...