Introit of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Psalm 44:2

Hail, holy Mother, thou who didst bring forth the King Who rules Heaven and earth for ever and ever. Ps. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. V. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 2. Uttered. Heb. rachash, “boileth,” as one unable to contain himself. Bert. — Speak, or “dedicate,” dico, (H.) though here it only means to speak. C. — He addresses the object of his praise, instead of invoking the muses. S. Jer. — Swiftly. I have not to meditate. C. — The Holy Ghost moves my tongue, (2 Pet. i. 21.) as fast as my hands can write. Jer. xxxvi. 18. and 4 Esdras xiv. 39. H. — High mysteries, in honour of the great king, occupy my thoughts, and to him I refer this canticle. W.

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