Ave Maria Meditations
September 8: Feast of the Nativity of Mary
Radiant Dawn of our salvation,
Hope of life for all the earth!
Now we sing God’s new creation
On this day of such a birth.
Virgin, thou art filled with beauty;
Spot and stain are not in thee.
God has made thee perfect duly
For thy Son’s divinity.
Cry, O Blessed, to high heaven;
Sing our praise, O Spotless One!
We, thy children, are forgiven
Through thy Maker, Lord, and Son.
God has looked on thee with favor;
Generations this acclaim.
We rejoice in God thy Savior,
For with thee we praise his Name.