As a general rule, all hymns to the Mother of God in our 1978 pew book were also included in the 1984 Marian Hymnal. This one is an exception.
Here is the text from the old pew book, set to Fr. V. Matyuk’s melody for O Bohorodice, D’ivo Marije:
The melody is singable; the text emphasizes one of the traditional titles of the Theotokos, and also shows her progress (and ours!) from sorrow to joy.
Does anyone know the reason for its omission in the Marian Hymnal?
Thoughts or suggestions?
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