To lowly Nazareth's lowly maid;
Ave Marie! those accents sweet,
My lips with transport oft repeat.
For still that name's beloved sound
Makes all my happy pulses bound;
And still its lingering, saintly charm
I softly shield from loss or harm.
Remember, dear, whose blessed name
Is your bright privilege to claim;
And each remembrance fond shall win
Defense from anger, grief and sin!
~Eliza Allen Starr
A coloring picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary can be found below: