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

This hymn asking for Mary's intercession was written by English Roman-Catholic convert, physiotherapist, and later teacher and hymn-writer Estelle White (1925-2011).

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.

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

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.


Statue of Mary in yellow/blue tinged light against a stuccoed wall


Downloads

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Examples

Small choir with small band - guitar / violin:


Traditional choir with keyboard:


Choir with percussion, and an outdoor event:


Small group with keyboard, recorded live in a church service:


Professional recording, piano-led band and vocalists:


Singer with piano:


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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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.

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