O Christ, your guilty people spare!
See, kneeling at your gracious throne,
Your Virgin Mother pours her prayer,
Imploring pardon for her own.
The Prophets and Apostles high!
O see our tears in sorrow shed;
And plead for us when death is nigh,
And our all-searching judge appears.
To God the Father glory be,
And to his sole-begotten Son;
O Holy Ghost, to you be praise
While everlasting ages run.