of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
My soul, praise Our Lady:
I will glorify her as long as I live.
Never cease from her praises:
and think of her every moment.
When my spirit shall go forth, Lady, let it be commended to thee:
and in the unknown land be thou its guide.
Let not past sins trouble it:
nor let it be disturbed by the meeting with the malignant one.
Lead it to the harbor of salvation:
there let it await securely the coming of the Redeemer.