TESTO DEL LIED"Bid the Virtues"
di Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Bid the Virtues, bid the Graces
To the sacred shrine repair,
Round the altar take their places,
Blessing with returns of pray'r
Their great Defender's care
While Maria's royal zeal
Best instructs you how to pray
Hourly from her own
Conversing with th'Eternal Throne.