Rorate Caeli

The Immortal Temple


Fr. Juan de Anchieta
Doncella Madre de Dios

All things rising, all things sizing        
Mary sees, sympathising
    With that world of good,
    Nature’s motherhood.
Their magnifying of each its kind
With delight calls to mind        
    How she did in her stored
    Magnify the Lord.
This ecstasy all through mothering earth

Tells Mary her mirth till Christ’s birth
    To remember and exultation
    In God who was her salvation.
Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins