O Lady Full of God's own Grace / Dearest Mother Pray for me / O virgin fair, star of the sea

Statue of Mary in yellow/blue tinged light against a stuccoed wall -  1 O Lady, full of God's own grace, Whose caring hands the child embraced, Who listened to the Spirit's word, Believed and trusted in the Lord. Chorus: O virgin fair, star of the sea, My dearest mother, pray for me. 2 O Lady, who felt daily joy, In caring for the holy boy, Whose home was plain and shorn of wealth, Yet was enriched by God's own breath. 3 O Lady, who bore living's pain, But still believed that love would reign, Who on a hill watched Jesus die, As on the cross they raised Him high. 4 O Lady, who on Easter day, Had all your sorrow wiped away, As God the Father's will was done, When from death's hold He freed your Son.
This hymn asking for Mary's intercession was written by English Roman Catholic convert, musician and teacher Estelle White.

It was included in a 2017 recording, Celebrating the Joys of the Seasons, by Living Water Music Ministry.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
The last two are still in print, and are the best sources of sheet music for the song.

With meter DLM, it is set to a tune called GRACE, also written by White. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of D, the first few notes are F ED A_ F ED E_ E EF D_ B, DE D, with accompanying chords D / Em / A / G / D.




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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 O Lady, full of God's own grace ...

Chorus:
O virgin fair, star of the sea,
My dearest mother, pray for me.

2 O Lady, who felt daily joy ...

3 O Lady, who bore living's pain, ...

4 O Lady, who on Easter day ...
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