Flos Carmeli: Full Version

Flower of Carmel,
Tall vine, blossom laden,
Splendor of Heaven,
Child-bearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow
Star of the Sea.

Strong stem of Jesse,
Who bore one bright flower,
Be ever near us
And guard us each hour,
who serve thee here.

Purest of lilies,
That flowers among thorns,
Bring help to the true heart
That in weakness turns
and trusts in thee.

Strongest of armor,
We trust in thy might:
Under thy mantle,
Hard press’d in the fight,
we call to thee.

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