Lo! Mary is exempt from stain of sin,
Proclaims the pontiff high;
And earth applauding celebrates with joy
Her triumph far and high.
Unto a lowly timid maid she shows
Her form in beauty fair,
And the Immaculate conception truth
Her sacred Lips declare.
O honored cave, by Mary's smile adorned!
O hallowed rock, whence spring
The living waters of a gushing stream,
The gifts of life to bring.
And thither from the firmest bounds of earth
The pilgrims wend their way,
And suppliant around the Virgin's shrine
Her Powerful help they pray.