Closing Prayer

To conclude your reflection on Mary and the scriptures for her feast day, pray her Magnificat together and then sing the hymn below, which comes from Vespers for this feast.

LEADER: Holy Mary, you have been taken up into heaven!

ALL: In Christ all will come to life again.

Sing to the tune of Amazing Grace.

O Mary, death was not for you;
You passed through death to life,
to be enthroned as heaven’s queen,
to be our guide in life.

In presence of this glorious sight,
all nature lifts its face,
on seeing you assumed on high
to share in God’s own grace.

O Jesus, glory be to you,
the Virgin’s only son.
All praise to God the Father be
and Spirit, three in one.