Most fair of all virgin host!
Enthroned above the starry sky!
Who with your bosom’s milk did feed
Your own Creator Lord most high.
What man had lost in hapless Eve,
Your sacred womb to man restores;
You to the wretched here beneath
Have open’d Heav’n’s eternal doors.
O Lord, to you be lasting praise,
O Jesu, born the Virgin’s Son,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
While everlasting ages run.