Daughter of a Mighty Father (Macula non est in te)

The author of this hymn about Mary is unknown.

It was published in the Catholic Youth's Hymnal 1871 - and based on this timing it is assumed to be in the public domain.

The Latin phrase in the refrain is based on Song of Songs, verse 4:7 in the Vulgate bible (Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te) which is translated in the King James bible as:
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
so can thought of as "spotless one".

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Lyrics

Daughter of a mighty father,
Maiden patron of the May;
Angel forms around thee, gather,
Macula non est in te.

Chorus:
Macula non est in te, Macula non est in te,
Macula non est in te, Macula non est in te.

Mother of the Son and Saviour
Of the truth, the life, the way;
Guide our footsteps, calm our passion,
Macula non est in te.

Spouse of the Eternal Spirit,
blossom which will ne'er decay;
Let us but Thy love inherit,
Mácula non est in te.

Daughter, Mother, Spouse of Heaven,
listen to our earnest lay,
Sweetest gift to man e'er given:
Mácula non est in te.

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