Calypso Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Song]

This joyful litany takes its refrain from the Magnificat and the invocations to Our Lady come from what’s traditionally known as the Litany of Loreto. Jo Boyce learnt this setting when she lived as a youth in Trinidad, and over the years we have shared it across the UK and beyond. The Litany form makes it perfect for Marian processions.

calypso litany of the blessed virgin mary norbert farrell cjm music how can we keep from singing 4


My soul magnifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices.

Most Holy Mary (pray for us)
Mother of God (pray for us)
Virgin of Virgins (pray for us)
Mother of Christ (pray for us)
Mother of Divine Grace (pray for us)
Mother of Our Saviour (pray for us)
Virgin Most Pure (pray for us)
Virgin Most Faithful (pray for us)
Virgin Most Prudent (pray for us)

Words from Tradition Music
Music by Norbert Farrell
From the Caribbean Hymnal
© Norbert Farrell, Adm. by Antilles Episcopal Conference Liturgy Commission



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