Ave Maria! Maiden mild! O listen to a maiden's prayer! For thou canst hear amid the wild Tis thou, tis thou canst save amid despair. We slumber safely 'til the morrow, Tho' we, by men, outcast, reviled; O maiden! See a maiden's sorrow O mother, hear a suppliant child! Ave Maria!
Ave Maria! Undefiled! The flinty couch whereon we're sleeping Shall seem with down of eider piled, If thou above, sweet, watch our keeping The murky cavern's air's so heavy Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled; O maiden! Hear a maiden's pleading! O mother, hear a suppliant child! Ave Maria!
Ave Maria! Stainless styled! O fiends of air and earth the essence From this their wonted haunt exiled Shall flee before thy holy presence
We bow beneath our care so laden To thy dear guidance reconciled; Then hear, o maiden, simple maiden! And for a father hear a child! Ave Maria!