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Mysteries

When we pray the rosary, we encounter the mystery of Christ’s love as we

pilgrimage through the events of Christ’s life upon a set of rosary beads.

This experience of prayer is meant to be a transformative time of grace,

something that changes us from within.  Over time, our lives begin to mirror

Christ more profoundly as we encounter him in prayer. In other words,

the rosary is a Eucharistic prayer. Just as Christ’s presence in the Eucharist

transforms our very lives, so too the rosary enables us to share Christ’s love

with the world when we discover the depths of his love in and through the rosary.

We must pray the rosary with a desire to increase our love for the members

of the Body of Christ, and to increase our ability to witness to the Gospel.

If we hide within this prayer as an obligation or an escape from the world,

then we have missed the point.  The rosary is a prayer of spiritual martyrdom;

do you dare to encounter the reality of Christ’s love on the Cross? If you pray

the rosary with your heart, you will certainly never be the same.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. True Love

St Pope John Paul II said that youth long for a beautiful love. This longing is an invitation to discover the true love of Jesus. May this song prepare your heart to contemplate the life of Jesus with Mary in the twenty mysteies of the rosary. 

I am looking for the meaning of life

I am longing to give my own

Though the world tries to teach me

The truth of love

My Jesus is truth alone

 

I am searching the night for a lover

Who will take me just as I am

I find on the cross my love, crucified

The one who will take my hand

 

I want my love to be beautiful.

I want to be who you made me to be

A love given up for all

Only the cross reveals true love

The cross reveals true beauty

 

Now I can’t find the words

But I’m grateful

So I’ll speak with the voice of my eyes

I am willing to lay down my very life

I do not fear sacrifice

 

Only you can show me

What is pure and holy.

Only you have known me

And shown me what is love

2. Let It Be Done Unto Me

THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY: THE ANNUNCIATION

BASED ON LUKE 1:26-38

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL

The Lord sent me to Mary

As she was praying in the sun.

I said, “Hail Mary, favored one,

The Lord is with you.

Mary, it is true.”

She did not understand.

She said, “Shall I touch the sky

With these small hands?”

A peasant girl from Galilee

Destined to become

The Queen of Peace.

 

And all the heavens and the earth

Stand still in silence,

Waiting for her soul to reply.

She is free to choose

God will never abuse

The sacred Yes

She cannot be denied

 

Let it be done unto me!

With one small yes

The world will be redeemed.

What was impossible

Is now a possibility.

Let it be done unto me!

 

“Mary, do not be afraid.

Behold, you will conceive a son

Through whom the world is saved.

Humility will be your throne,

And in your womb

Our God will find a home.”

“Oh, Lord, how can this be?

I have not given any man

My body’s purity!”

“The Spirit will come down,

Like once barren Elizabeth

Can now with child be found!”

 

She said Yes to the Father,

Yes to the unknown,

Yes with all her strength,

Yes to God alone.

The first Holy Communion

Took place that blessed day.

Christ came into her body

When Mary chose to say

3. Jesus Within You

THE SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY: THE VISITATION

BASED ON LUKE 1:39-56

FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF ELIZABETH AND MARY

I had not seen you for a long time

When the fragrance of your voice

Filled the air

Oh, you bring out the child in me

Your presence is a prayer

 

Blessed are you 

Blessed is the fruit of your womb

Who am I that God

Should come to me in you?

A child leaps from deep within me

Reaching toward the Truth

 

I see Christ

I see Jesus within you

 

My soul proclaims

The greatness of the Lord

I rejoice in He who blessed me

God my Savior

Oh, from now on

When you remember me

Remember God’s great mercy

 

He has looked upon my soul

Little and lowly

He has turned a one-room house

Into a palace for a king

God has done great things for me

His name is holy

 

You see Christ

You see Jesus within me

 

Look how God has chosen

To reveal his soul

In each of his own children

You and I, young and old

We must cherish Jesus’ presence

In every human life

The first to worship Jesus

Was John, the unborn child

 

Blessed is the presence of Christ

Found within you.

Lord, these tears of joy

Reveal my gratitude

Blessed are you who believed

That what God spoke

To you was true

 

I see Christ

I see Jesus

Infant Jesus

Crucified Jesus

Risen Jesus

Beautiful Jesus

Within you

4. Star of Bethlehem

THE THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY: THE NATIVITY

BASED ON MATTHEW 2:1-11

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

I am only one among the millions

Look at all the different stars

Up in the sky

What can I do for my Lord Jesus?

He was born in Bethlehem

This starry night

 

Then the Lord said unto me,

“O Little Star of Bethlehem,

I want you to be the one

To show the way.

I will magnify your soul

So the whole wide world will know

That the King of Peace

Was born on earth today.”

 

And I was chosen

To shine the light

To show the way

To our Lord Jesus Christ

 

And the magi from the East

They were wandering

They were searching

To find Jesus in the night

When they saw me

Little star, at my rising

They saw streams of love

Come flashing from my life.

 

So I led them on through darkness

To behold the newborn king

Then I stopped over the place

Where Jesus lay

With the gift of my small light

The magi became filled with joy

They found Mary with her child

And bowed in praise.

 

I cannot give you gold

Or frankincense or myrrh

I do not have

A glorious gift to sacrifice

I am only one small star

But I’ll lead children from afar

To behold the child

Who made the stars of night.

 

We are chosen

To shine the light,

To show the way

To our Lord Jesus Christ

5. Simeon's Joy

THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY:

THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

BASED ON LUKE 2:22-35

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SIMEON

You know that I love you

But when shall my heart be consoled?

Yes, he is coming

Says my Lord of Hosts

He’s purer than light made of gold.

 

In the temple I wait for him

I’ll not see death ‘till he appears

Till I gaze on the face of salvation

Look, he is coming

My savior draws near

 

I hold him in my arms

I have met Jesus

Bless the Lord

Take my life

For my eyes have seen the light

The glory, the joy of your child

 

The Spirit dances upon my face

I have touched God’s living Word

Joseph and Mary

I bless you with grace

As you present your son now

With joy to the Lord

 

The proud will fall

And the poor will rise

He will be hated for love

Mary, your heart

Will be pierced seven times

Revealing the thoughts

Of the Father above

6. The Finding

THE FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY:

FINDING JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

BASED ON LUKE 2:41-52

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JOSEPH

Twelve years ago it all began

With an angel in my dream

I took Mary as my wife

And we united in our holy virginity

Simeon and Anna announced his destiny

Who am I that God

Should be obedient to me?

One day a carpenter’s son

Will be nailed to a tree

 

Three days ago I held

My child’s small hands

God’s hands that made the morning

I am father to a king

Who has not come to rule the world

But now my child is gone

What have I done wrong?

God left me without warning!

Why would God cause me such distress?

Have I failed to live in faithfulness?

 

Where did you go, Jesus?

I’ve been searching for days,

Calling out your name

With every prayer I pray.

See the tears of a father

In search of a son.

I’m so afraid I did not know

Quite how to love.

 

Trouble is, I didn’t notice

Right away that you were gone.

I went searching for your presence

Among friends and family

Never has one day felt so long

I did not find you there

So I turned right back around.

Oh, where can my beloved

Child be found?

In the streets and squares of Jerusalem

Where is my beloved now?

 

Where did you go, Jesus?

I’ve been searching for days,

Calling out your name

With every prayer I pray.

See the tears of a father

In search of a son.

I’m so afraid I did not know

Quite how to love.

 

Desperate for grace

I went with Mary

To the temple to pray.

We were astonished to find Jesus

Teaching the elders

Who looked with wonder at his face.

I ran to embrace him

“Son, why have you done this to us?

We have been looking for you!

We have been so anxious!”

 

Jesus turned and said,

“Why were you looking for me?

Did you not know

That in my Father’s house I’d be?

You are the earthly father

Of the Heavenly Father’s Son.

I will hide in your home

Till my hour comes.

 

Jesus spoke in words

I could not comprehend.

All I know is that my son was lost

And has been found again.

I love him as my child

But revere him as my God.

I’m the chosen father

Of the Lord’s own perfect love.

What joy it is to find

God’s perfect love.

7. Behold the Lamb of God

THE FIRST LUMINOUS MYSTERY:

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IN THE JORDAN

BASED ON LUKE 3:21-22, JOHN 1:19-34, 4:29-30

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

It is I who need you

And yet you come to me

I must grow smaller

So you will increase

God said, “This is my Beloved Son

With whom I am well pleased.”

So this joy of mine

Has been made complete.

 

I was buried with you in the water

But I rose again

Gasping to take a new breath

Drowned by your grace on the altar

I drink of your cup

I drink of your death

 

Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

Who takes away the sin of the world

Behold the Lamb of God

 

The veil shrouding heaven

Was torn from my eyes

Then a waterfall of grace

Tumbled down from the sky

The Spirit swirled ‘round

With wings white as a dove,

Descending upon the Father’s Beloved

 

We were buried with you in the water

But we rose again

Gasping to take a new breath.

Drowned by your grace on the altar

We drink of your cup

We drink of your death.

 

I am not worthy

I am not worthy to touch your feet

I am not worthy to receive you

But only say the word and I shall be healed

8. Wedding at Cana

THE SECOND LUMINOUS MYSTERY:

THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA

BASED ON JOHN 2:1-11

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MOTHER OF JESUS

I was with Jesus on the third day

At a wedding in Cana in Galilee

I am always watching over all my children

At the table of the living feast

I noticed when the wine ran short

I said, “Son, their cups

No longer overfloweth.”

He said,

“How does your concern affect me?

My hour has not come yet.”

 

I am their mother

I know their needs

I am the Mother of the One

Whose blood redeems

I go to Jesus

Asking him to intercede

 

They have no wine

I’ll change the water into wine

They have no peace

I’ll wash my disciples’ feet

They have no bread

I’ll give my body ‘till they’re fed

They have no love

I’ll send the holy dove

Mother Mary, pray for me.

 

Do whatever he tells you

Fill your hearts up to the brim

You will come to know his joy

If you are not afraid to change

To give your life to him

 

I am your Mother

I know your needs

I am the Mother of the One

Whose blood redeems

I go to Jesus

Asking him to intercede

 

No tienen vino

I’ll change the water into wine

No tienen paz

I’ll wash my disciples’ feet

No tienen pan

I’ll give my Body ‘till they’re fed

No tienen amor

I’ll send the holy dove

Mother Mary, pray for me

 

The disciples saw His glory

And they began to believe.

Oh, to think it all was started

At a wedding feast.

Husband and wife in union

Is the source of every life.

Jesus married His Body

In service to the Church

His Bride

9. The Kingdom of God Is At Hand

THE THIRD LUMINOUS MYSTERY:

JESUS PROCLAIMS THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM AND CALLS US TO CONVERSION

BASED ON MATTHEW 4:12-22, MARK 1:14-20, LUKE 5:1-11

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JESUS THE PREACHER

Now is the time

In the midst of your ordinary lives

Repent and believe

In the Gospel of Christ

Cast all your worries

Like stones in the sea

Come, follow me

I will make of you fishers of men.

Everything not of love you must leave.

 

The Kingdom of God is at hand

This is my Body

The Kingdom of God is at hand

This is my Blood

The Kingdom of  God is at hand

The Body of Christ

I believe, Amen

Now the Kingdom is in your hands

 

Nets made of kindness

Many times mended

By knots of forgiveness

Hearts that repented

Put out into deep waters

Entrust your labors to me

I will heal every one of your ills

Tearing fear with abundant mercy

 

The people in darkness

Have seen a great light

A land overshadowed

By death comes alive

The world through his Body

Is now reconciled

Open your hands

Cling like a child

10. Listen to Him

THE FOURTH LUMINOUS MYSTERY:

THE TRANSFIGURATION

MATTHEW 17:1-8, MARK 9:2-8, LUKE 9:28-36

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PETER

I hear the voice of every generation

Listen to him

Time stands still

When I behold your Transfiguration

Listen to Him

I lift up my eyes

I see you alone

God said, “This is my beloved Son

Listen to Him.”

 

Alone with you

I climb up high

You lead the way

The light of a thousand suns

Illuminates your face

Though my eye are weak

I behold the Son of Man

In your presence, Jesus

I see who I truly am

 

My heart grows cloudy

And I tremble with fear

I do not want to know

The pain of darkness

I want to stay with you in the light

High on the mountain

Far from the valley

Must I go down, Lord

Before I rise?

 

It is good that we are here

Jesus came to me

It is good that we are here

And he touched my face

It is good that we are here

Glory, Hallelujah

Do not be afraid

11. A Love Song From Jesus

THE FIFTH LUMINOUS MYSTERY:

THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST

BASED ON LUKE 22:14-20 AND THE SONG OF SOLOMON

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JESUS THE LOVER

All I want to do

Is fall in love with you

May I call you my Beloved?

You do not know

How strong my love is yet

 

Hold me in your hands

Kiss me with your lips

Enter into love’s communion

In this Eucharist

 

You have never known a love like this

Do you thirst inside?

And the desire is to share this love

My passion will never die

 

And what if you

Do not love me in return?

I will be standing here alone

With my blood beating

In my broken heart

My body broken with love

 

I give you my Blood

I give you my Body

I give you all of my love

Will you take this gift

Or have I not given enough?

1. Agony in the Garden

THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY:

THE AGONY OF JESUS IN THE GARDEN

MATTHEW 26:36-46, MARK 14:32-42, LUKE 22:39-46

 FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JESUS

The world’s in darkness

But I cannot sleep

All my friends want to be with me

But they cannot wait for dreams

I am surrounded by the ones

Who love me most

But I have never felt so alone

 

I can see all that is to come

I know what God is asking

I know how I am to love

 

I know my betrayal

Is a never-ending one

And I know salvation’s

In the hands of the Son

So I fall to the earth

And my knees hit the ground

Then I bury my face

In the darkness that surrounds me

 

How much more will my heart break?

Peter, stay and pray with me

Can you stay awake?

 

Do I believe

That you really love me?

Because if you love me

Must you ask me for this yes?

And every generation

From now on will call me blessed.

Do you see the angel crying

At the blood that once was sweat?

2. Crucify Him

THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY:

THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

MATTHEW 27:15-26, MARK 15:6-15, LUKE 23:18-25

 FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CONTEMPORARY MOB OF JERUSALEM

We wash our hands of thoughts

That slip through our minds

Like Pontius Pilate, we blame others

For the atrocities of our times

Do we stay silent

While the world screams out its lies?

Sell your body, buy your beauty

Live at the cost of others’ lives

 

Crucify him

Every child torn from the womb

Crucify him

Every judgment I presume

Crucify him

Every prisoner on death row

Crucify him

Will you cast the first stone?

 

Betrayed by friends

Denied by words that spill

Like wine from our lips

He drinks the cup for us

His Body is our chalice

Now his back sheds blood

Under the torment of the whip

We join the chorus of Jerusalem

Blind to Christ’s presence

 

Lord, have mercy

Kyrie eleison

Christ, have mercy

Christe eleison

Lord, have mercy on me

Kyrie eleison

Forgive us our sins

As we forgive those

Who trespass against us

Have mercy,  Jesus

3. Crown of Thorns

THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY:

THE CROWNING OF JESUS WITH THORNS

MATTHEW 27:27-31, MARK 15:16-20, LUKE 23:11

 FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE ROSE

My seed was born

One bright spring morn

In gardens grown by God

Out of the earth

My stem gave birth

To petals red as blood

 

The gentle rain

My growth sustained

And like each seed God sows

I dreamed one day

That I’d be named

A king’s most precious rose

***

One day a soldier

Bent me over

Tore me from my bed

All beaten, battered

My stem tattered

Wanted but for dead

 

In cruel hands gripped

My beauty stripped

‘Twas not the dream I chose

And filled with shame

I wept in pain

No more a precious rose

***

Then I did see

The soldiers lead

A man through palace doors

Was this my king?

Why did they bring him in

This man so poor?

 

A purple garment

Hid the torment

None but I could see

They mocked and laughed

Gave him a staff

And bowed on bended knee

***

They bent me ‘round

And wove a crown

And placed me on his head

My petals found

Crushed on the ground

Like tears of God turned red

 

With each small sin

I was pressed in

I pierced with self-disdain

In thought and deed

I made him bleed

My selfishness, his pain

***

“Behold!” they’d sing,

“Behold your King!

Hail, King of the Jews!”

With each reeds’ blow

Our pain did grow

As one we are abused

 

Despite the crown

He did not frown

He smiled with love instead

And carried me

For all to see

Upon His tender head

***

Once placed with awe

In manger straw

Anointed by John’s hands

Transfigured on

A mountain dawn

Now wore a mangled branch

 

Once gently kissed

By Mary’s lips

And blessed with magi’s myrrh

Baptized by

A parting sky

Now streamed with blood so pure

***

An innocent brow

Calls to us know

To follow this example

To let our thorns

And all that scorns

Be healed within His Temple

 

Though dreams may fade

Each one was made

In seed that Jesus sows

And now I see

I’m called to be

The King’s most precious rose

4. Holiness is Faithfulness

THE FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY:

JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS

BASED ON LUKE 23:26-32, LUKE 9:23-27

AND THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JESUS

AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

Holiness is faithfulness

Holiness is joy

I am not bound to loneliness

When I follow Christ, my Lord

 

I am looking for my Lord

Take your cross and follow me

I am looking for my way

Follow my steps and you will see

Must I sacrifice my glory?

Give it up and you’ll be free

Will I die in living shame?

Do not fear death

You’ll rise in me

 

I have lost my strength

I’ve fallen

Rise up, Son, to your feet

My mother Mary whispers

In my heart, you’ll be always with me

I am so afraid

Here comes Simon of Cyrene

Will you bear with me my burden?

Jesus, behind you I will carry

 

She gazes in my eyes

Veronica kneels at his feet

I have fallen once again

And she wipes the face that bleeds

Daughters of Jerusalem

Do not weep for me

Father, catch me in your arms

For I am strong when I am weak

You know that I love you

No greater love than this

I lay down my life for my friends

Jesus’ body now is stripped

They have pierced my hands and feet

Crucified the heavenly king

On a tree between two thieves

Jesus redeemed the world from sin

5. A Mother's Song

THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY:

THE CRUCIFIXION

BASED ON JOHN 19:25-27

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MARY

OUR LADY OF SORROWS

I remember the night

You came into this world

I was trembling

As they placed you in my arms

Your body warmed my hands

As I held you to my side

And I wept with joy

At the sound of your cry

 

I remember the day

You spoke your first word

You said, “Abba!”

Raised your eyes to the sky

And the years passed by

You grew in wisdom and in grace

Though I taught you how to walk

You taught me how to walk in faith

 

I loved you then

I love you still

I will love you ‘till forever passes by

From the cradle to the grave

My love remains the same

You will find me by your side

 

I remember the day

You made the blind man see

I was standing in the crowd

When you looked and smiled at me

People saw your glory

They believed and they were healed

But not even I, your mother

Knew what was to be revealed

 

I remember the day you carried the cross

I met you on the road to Calvary

I was pierced with sorrow

I was full of grace

Child, let me die for you

I would gladly take your place

 

Just as I stood at the foot of your cradle

I stood at the foot of your cross

I am here my child

You are not alone

I’ll be with you ‘till you’re safe back

In your father’s home

 

I remember the night

You died for this world

I was trembling

As they placed you in my arms

They took your body from the cross

And I held you to my side

I wept bitterly

My child was crucified

6. Easter Morning

THE FIRST GLORIOUS MYSTERY:

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS

BASED ON JOHN 20:1-18

I have been waiting

I have been waiting for this moment

Touch the sky

Death to new life

 

Like a seed

Within the darkness of the tomb

Death itself you have transformed

Into a womb for the world

For the garden of your glory

To re-bloom once again

Your tears become our life

Your tears become our bread

 

And the cross becomes a crown

The crown of thorns becomes a rose

And he rose from death to life

Out of love he chose

To give it all away

Become transparent to our pain

Make our suffering his own

To become human

 

I thought that I had died, Lord

In the darkness

Waiting for something

To open around me

But look now

Look at these wings

You’ve given me!

Look at the thousands of butterflies

That cloud the sky around me

 

Every desolate and desecrated spirit

Has become a splinter

Of the ageless cross

And he sweat blood

As he comprehended

What he was taking on

And he trembled in the darkness

At the memory of the future wrongs

7. Rejoice!

THE SECOND GLORIOUS MYSTERY: THE ASCENSION

BASED ON MARK 16:14-20, LUKE 24:36-53,

JOHN 14:15-31, ACTS 1:6-12

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JESUS

You will go with my love

To the ends of the earth

Modern martyrs of mercy

From the East to West sent forth

I’ll work with you and through you

In wonders and signs

With the power of the Spirit

You’ll do greater things than I

 

Rejoice, Rejoice

I’m with you always

‘Till the end of time

Though I’m taken into heaven

I’ll return in bread and wine

 

I am going away

But I will come back to you

Not in ways of the world

Do I give myself to you

You’ll still touch me and see

Though a cloud lifts my body

Peace I leave with you

I give you my peace

 

Why are you standing there

Looking at the sky?

Go now in peace

To love and serve the Lord!

8. Be God's

THE THIRD GLORIOUS MYSTERY:

THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST

BASED ON ACTS 2:1-47

AND INSPIRED BY THE PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS

Where the world is merciless,

be God’s mercy

Where the world is hopeless,

be God’s hope.

Where there is injustice,

be God’s justice.

Where there is sadness,

be God’s joy.

 

Where the world is doubting,

be God’s faith.

Where there is ingratitude,

be God’s grace.

Where there is confusion,

be God’s truth.

Where there is weakness,

be God’s strength.

 

Let your life change the world

One person at a time

Let your life be the presence

Of our Lord Jesus Christ

As the bread becomes his Body

We can be the living sign

With God’s love

Change the world with your life

 

Where the world is wounded,

be God’s healing.
Where the world is weeping,

be God’s song.
Where there is despairing,

be God’s beauty.

Where the world is crumbling,

be God’s rock.

 

Where there is no tenderness,

be God’s child.

Where there is loneliness,

be God’s smile.

Where the world is dying,

be God’s life.

Where there is darkness,

be God’s light.

 

If you want the world to change,

be God’s love.

Use your gifts to bless this day,

be God’s love.

God has greater plans for you,

be God’s love.

Plans to make a saint of you,

be God’s love.

 

Heaven will fall down to earth,

Thank you, Father.

When you live a life of love,

Thank you, Son.

The lame will walk the blind will see,

Thank you, Spirit.

Jesus dwells in me!

9. With You In Heaven

THE FOURTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY:

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

BASED ON REVELATION 11:19a

Look at those hands

The faith they’ve held onto

The things they’ve let go

The tears that they’ve dried

These hands held my Lord

When he was crucified

Mary’s hands

They are now

With you in heaven

 

Look at those eyes

What beauty she’s seen

Gazing with love

Upon bended knee

Gathering all her visions

Of wonder and sorrow

Mary’s eyes

They are now

With you in heaven

 

Lord, bless my hands

My heart, my breath

Each step of my feet

Each hair on my head

You have built of me a temple

Out of mere flesh and bone

You have given me a body

For my soul’s eternal home

 

Look at that heart

Pure like a child

Pondering the mysteries

Held deep within

Pierced by a sword

She bleeds not from hers

But the world’s sin

Mary’s heart

It is now

With you in heaven

 

Bless us, Lord

We’ll soon be

With you in heaven

Bless me, Lord

I’ll soon be

With you in heaven

10. Queen of Peace

THE FIFTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY:

MARY IS CROWNED QUEEN OF HEAVEN

BASED ON REVELATION 12:1-18

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JESUS THE SON

Mama, how I loved

The songs you sang to me

On those endless nights

In Egypt far from home

Now I’ve formed a crown

Of stars from every galaxy

Mama, let me lead you

To your throne

 

You battled with the dragons

And the demons

A great sign in the sky

With moon under your feet

Darkness feared the loving woman

Armored with the Son

You gave birth to light

And saved the world with me

 

And your name, Mother Mary

Has become a symphony

All the saints and angels singing,

“Alleluia, Queen of Peace!”

Glorious bride of the Kingdom

Mother of all families

Let me give you the heavens

For you gave your life to me

 

Beneath the cross with strength

You stood right next to me

And you wept outside the tomb ‘

Till night grew old

Now I proudly stand

Beside you for eternity

Mama, see your tears

Have turned to gold

 

Mama, all your grateful children

Want to offer you

Little roses

As they pray the rosary

They are thankful for the love

That you have brought them to

I am thankful that you

Led them close to me

11. Hail Holy Queen

TRADITIONAL PRAYER

Hail, Holy Queen

Mother of mercy

Our life

Our sweetness

And our hope

To thee do we cry

Poor banished children of Eve

To thee do we send up our sighs

Mourning and weeping

In this valley of tears

Turn then

Most gracious advocate

Thine eyes of mercy toward us

And after this our exile

Show unto us

The blessed fruit of thy womb

 Jesus

O clement! O loving!

O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us

O Holy Mother of God

That we might be made worthy

Of the promises of Christ

Amen

12. Reason to Believe

When we pray the rosary, we encounter the mystery of Christ&rs