A Thanksgiving for the Virgin’s Part in the Scheme of Redemption from an Anglican priest & poet of the early 17th century
For that fair blessed Mother-maid, Whose flesh redeem’d us; That she-Cherubin, Which unlock’d Paradise, and made One claim for innocence, and disseiz’d sin, Whose womb was a strange heav’n, for there God cloath’d Himself, and grew, Our zealous thanks we pour. As her deeds were Our helps, so are her prayers; nor can she sue In vain, who hath such titles unto you.
John Donne 1571-163
Statue of Our Lady & Child by Sir J N Comper