One fervent Hail Mary with love

and thought said


Is better than volumes of prayers poorly read,

If time and one’s duties prevent a long prayer,

Just say one Hail Mary with fervor and care.

The “Golden Hail Mary”

which from the heart springs

The greatest of blessings from Mary it brings;

th[7]And we never will know till

before Mary’s throne

How that daily Hail Mary

brought us to her home

If we dwell on the words,

“Mary, Mother of God,”

Do we not honor Jesus, her Son and her Lord?

And – “Pray for us now and at the hour of our death” –

That moment when spiritual foes will be met.

Ah! that is the moment we’ll surely need aid;

And to Mary we’ll turn, that sweet,

lowly hand-maid.

Be sure she will help you if truly you say

One single Hail Mary – just one every day.