• Come let us rejoice unto the Lord. Let us make joy to God our Saviour. Let us approach to his
  • presence in confession, and in psalms let us make joy unto him.
  • Hail Mary full of grace, Our Lord is with thee.
  • For our God is a great Lord and a great King above all Gods, because our Lord repelleth not his
  • people, for that in his hands are all the bounds of the earth. And he beholdeth the heights of mountains.
  • Our Lord is with thee
  • For the sea is his and he made it; and his hands founded the dry land — come let us adore and fall
  • down before God; let us weep before our Lord that made us; because he is the Lord our God; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
  • Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. — from “The 94 Psalm,” by Richard Verstegan (Rowland)

Richard Verstegan (Rowlands), c.1550–1640), was an English writer and translator who, upon converting to Catholicism in the late 1500s, left Oxford, assumed his Dutch family name (anglicized to Verstegan) and became apprenticed to a goldsmith. Upon publishing an account of Edmund Campion’s execution at the hands of his Protestant captors, Verstegan was forced to flee England. Besides publishing a pictorial account of Catholic martyrdom in 16th-century England (see engraving), he also wrote religious verse, such as “The 94 Psalm” and an influential prayer manual.

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