Virgin & Child Under an Apple Tree, Lucas Cranach the Elder
Virgin-born! we bow before Thee!
Blessed was the Maid who bore Thee,
Mary, Mother, meek and mild,
Blessed was she in her Child.
Blessed was the food that fed Thee,
Blessed was the hand that led Thee;
Blessed was the parent's eye,
That watch'd Thy slumb'ring infancy.
Blessed was she by all creation
Who brought forth the world's salvation;
Blest are they and ever blest,
Who love Thee most and serve Thee best.