Top Ten Mary Songs

Nick Alexander here... The votes have been tallied and counted, and according to the community of Top Catholic Songs, this is the list for the Top Songs of Mary. Each of these songs express a particular devotion to Mary, or are songs based out of her words from Scripture. The key to Marian songs, of course, is to honor her as one would honor one's own mother, but not to the level of worship (reserved for God only). It was her "Yes," after all, that opened the door for Jesus to come into the world, that, in turn, opened the door for salvation for all humanity.

  1. Queen of Heaven by Mark Mallett

    You, you are the Queen of Heaven And we honor you ‘Cause you, you said “I will”, to the Father For all of us and you You take our prayers And you wrap them in your mantle of love Ya, you lead us to The only Son of God our Lord above O blessed are you among women O and blessed is the fruit of your womb
  2. Mary's Song by Sean Clive
    We need to imitate Mary in her acceptance of God’s love and complete surrender of herself to the Maker of all things. Do we praise God enough for the good things He has done for us? I don’t. Not nearly enough for so many gifts. (Luke 1:26-56)
  3. Hail Mary, Gentle Woman by Gretchen Harris
    This popular song by Carey Landry has such beautiful, gentle lyrics ... I love how our Blessed Mother is called "Peaceful Dove!" My ministry is Marian, with the desire to encourage Marian devotion and in turn inspire more frequent prayer of the Rosary, all in hopes of consoling our Blessed Mother.
  4. Medjugorje by Paul Harrigan
    Our Blessed Mother Mary got a hold of my sick heart and brought me to her Son Jesus, our Divine Physician. And He has healed me! Please visit my YouTube page to view my EWTN performance of "Medjugorje."
  5. Mary (Magnificat) by Fr. Kent O'Connor It is based on the words that Mary speaks to Elizabeth at the Visitation. It is a duet with myself and a good friend, Steve Courtney. I wanted a version of the Magnificat that was a bit more upbeat than the versions that I often hear. Originally written a little more "rowdy," it was re-arranged, and now it is a song that starts gently but slowly builds to a joyful end. I also wanted to stay very close lyrically to the version that I pray every evening.
  6. Do Whatever Tells You by Nick Cardilino

    I originally wrote this song back in 2000 in celebration of the beatification of Fr. Chaminade, who founded the Marianists. "Do Whatever He Tells You" became Fr. Chaminade's motto and the way he tried to live. Mary's spirit of obedience to God's will was how he sought to live out his life. So, my hope in writing this song is to encourage all of us to turn to Mary as a model of true discipleship.
  7. Song to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Annie Karto
    From the popular melody "Lord You Have Come to the Seashore" are beautiful lyrics honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of America. Trumpets and acoustic guitar add a Mexican flair.
  8. Ode to Mary by Mark Mallett

    When I was born many years ago You were there to greet my cry Fruit of my mother’s womb You became the Mother of my life I was baptized, beneath your eyes With the Father, Spirit and your Son Full of grace... I turned my face O your work had just begun Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Mary mother to me Hail Mary, Hail Mary, you are the Queen of my life
  9. Ave Maria by Trish Foti Genco
    Classic rendition of the Bach/Gounod. A favorite of mine to sing.
  10. Queen of Apostles by Nancy Krebs
    This song won the EWTN Marian Song Contest in 2004, and went on to represent the U.S. in the XX World Festival of Marian Songs in Guatemala. I went there to sing it, and the song came in 5th among 24 nations. It was a great honor and a thrill to be there and to see how people from all over the region loved this festival in honor of the Blessed Mother.

Feel free to check out these excellent songs, and to deepen your devotion to Our Lady for this year.

Comments

I just want to ask if you

I just want to ask if you know the title of the songs with the lyrics:

Mary Queen of Angels and the stars above the light to shine our way from the darkness of the night
Mary you're the one to whom we give our hearts
Teach us to pray and to speak our parts

You're the queen of the universe
you're the shoulder of all creatures of the world
You're the woman of all the earth
oh loving mother pray for us

it's "Queen of the Universe"

it's "Queen of the Universe"

The title of that song

The title of that song is "MARY QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE"

please help... it was a song

please help...
it was a song my grandmother used to sing. and forgive me, i do not know all of the lyrics...

oh mary my mother, of thee do i sing.
all of afflictions i hasten to thee

there was also something in there about gentle and pure.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

We used to sing that

We used to sing that in church when I was a child and it always comforted me so much. In my memory the second line was "in all my afflictions, I hasten to thee". Hope this helps. The closest I could find is this:

O Mary, My Mother So Tender
O Mary, my Mother so tender, so sweet,
In all my afflictions, I run to thy feet;
Thy heart is so gentle, so loving, so mild,
Thou canst not reject thy poor suppliant child.

O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.
O Mary, my Mother, I long so to see
The glory thy Son has bestowed upon thee;
That Heaven of glory, so purely thine own
The reward which thy spotless purity won.

O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.
O Mary, my Mother, sweet Mother most mild,
Remember how Jesus bequeathed me thy child;
Secure me 'midst dangers from enemies free,
And lead me at death up to Jesus and thee.
O holy Mary, let me come,
Soon to be happy with thee in thy home.

CYRIL VALE

Oh mary my mother, of thee do

Oh mary my mother, of thee do I sing
In all my afflictions I hasten to thee
Thy heart is so gentle, so loving, so mild
Thou cans't not reject thy suppliant child.

My grandma sang it too <3

Please Help... i don't know

Please Help...

i don't know what is the title of this song because i just listened it on the radio...

here's the lyrics:

Maria, oh most beautiful one
we honor you today , to you we've come to pray
Oh Maria, oh beautiful one

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

Do you know the lyrics

Do you know the lyrics written by a Jesuit to the tune of Lo How a rose E'er Blooming which begins
Hail Mary more than telling thou art most full of grace?

I would add what is commonly

I would add what is commonly known at the Scottish Magnificant. It's a very singable song by the gathered community and also in the quiet of vespers or Eucharistic Adoration. I found this clip on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6lPy3cWQY

I am looking for a country

I am looking for a country song, probably at least 8-10 years old or more. It was written by a female country artist, and a male country singer was so taken that either he asked her or he added a second verse. The original was sung as if Mary singing, wondering if she had known would she have said yes. The added verse by the male artist was song from Joseph's perspective.

I know it's not Breath of Heaven, but it had some words similar to breath on me, of breath of God or something like that. I've been looking for it for years!

Thanks
Deb

Could it be Mary Did you

Could it be Mary Did you Know.

Hi. I'm searching for a

Hi.

I'm searching for a recording of AS THE RAIN RUSHES DOWN. This is a version of the Magnificat and I do have the lyrics but have forgotten the tune. If anyone can send me an MP3 or a link to where I can hear it, I'd be so grateful. I want to teach it to our choir. Thanks! Happy Easter!

Gem

Magnificat: As the Rain Rushes Down

Please see this story which I posted today after doing some Internet searching. I found the words and the chords, but I don't know the melody: 

http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/magnificat-as-the-rain-rushes-down

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

I am looking for a song that

I am looking for a song that was sung at my wedding day to the Blessed Mother.
I thought it was called the Magnificant. However when I see the verses they don't look right. Here is part of the song

As the rain rushes down and the earth blossums forth I can hear all throughout the land of the fair young virgin mary.

I could have missed a few words.

I think the lyrics go: when

I think the lyrics go: when the rain rushes down and the earth blossoms forth and the wind caresses every tree, I can hear the turtle dove singing all throughout the land of the fair young virgin Mary. I don't remember the title, though.

Hello, my question is this.

Hello, my question is this. I'm looking for the lyrics to this one song and I know the title called "queen of heaven" I don't know who wrote it but I sang it in college. It start off going " queen of heaven blessed may thou be for godes son Bourne hewas of thee" I really like it but I don't see anyone actually singing it and I believe it is a catholic song. Why is that?

Queen of Heaven, Blessed May Thou Be

Here are some leads: 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Virgo-Rosa-Virginum/dp/B00B4ZQEXW
www.davidyardley.com.au/attachments/Virgo_rosa_virginum.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNtcEOJSDok

Also see this: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/queen_of_heave...

Virgo, Rosa Virginum, Tum Precor Filium (Queen of Heaven, Blessed May Thou Be)

Words: English Traditional, Before 1536
Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 23.

1. Queen of heaven, blessed may thou be,
For Godës Son born He was of thee,
For to make us free.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

2. Jesu, God's Son, born He was
In a crib with hay and grass,
And died for us on the Cross.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

3. To our Lady make we our moan,
That she may pray to her dear Son,
That we may to His bliss come.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

Translation from Rickert: Gloria Tibi, Domine is translated as "Glory to thee, O Lord."

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Looking for song: The Guardian of Mary

I am looking for a song The Guardian of Mary sung by the Josephites. Thank You

Dear Guardian of Mary

http://www.hymnary.org/text/dear_guardian_husband_of_mary_dear_nurse

At the above link, note that there are scanned versions of the hymn that appeared in various hymnals throughout the years.  

http://www.catholicfirst.com/thefaith/prayers/marianhymns.html#DearGuardian

Dear Guardian of Mary

Verse 1

Dear Guardian of Mary! dear nurse of her Child!
Life's ways are full weary, the desert is wild.
Bleak sands are all round us, no home can we see.
Sweet Spouse of our Lady, we lean safe on thee.

Verse 2

For thou to the pilgrim art father and guide,
And Jesus and Mary felt safe at thy side.
O Glorious Patron, secure shall I be,
Sweet Spouse of our Lady, if thou stay with me!

Verse 3

God chose thee for Jesus and Mary, wilt thou
Forgive a poor exile fro choosing thee now?
There's no saint in heaven, St. Joseph like thee,
Sweet Spouse of our Lady, do thou plead for me.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Unborn Butterfly song

Unborn Butterfly
Richard Q'zeromen c. 2013

You're sitting in a room looking at the wallpaper
and the water from the ceilin' is fallin' down like rain
and Its insane
Its insane

You've got your hand on your belly and thinkin' of the unborn child
and the water from your body is about to break
and Its insane
Its insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

You're sitting in a room and wondering what its all about
and its nothin' that a pen can ever cross out

Its just insane
Its insane

Yes, where living in a world that's drivin' in the fast lane
and nobody wants to stop and explain
Yes- its insane
Its all insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

A Butterfly unborn, is a child of Jerusalem
A Butterfly's no thorn, it just wants to be born
It just wants to be born

You've got your hand on your belly thinking it's just a mistake
You can hear the rattlin' sound of the Devil's evil snake
Its all insane
Its insane

You're writing on a pad and thinkin' of the things you'll need
but can you trust yourself to believe in Jesus Christ
Its not insane
Its not insane

In the womb of a woman, God, plants seeds
In the womb of a woman, God, will bleed

A Butterfly unborn, is a child of Jerusalem
A Butterfly's no thorn, it just wants to be born
It just wants to be born

Repeat Chorus

 

I am looking for a the words

I am looking for a the words to a song that goes:
Hail Mary Queen & throne above .........
Hail Mother of mercy & of love ..........
Sing with us sweet seraphim ..........
.................
................. Regina

Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria.
Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria.

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina! 

Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina! 

Turn then most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Toward us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

The cause of joy to men below, O Maria!
The spring through which all graces flow, O Maria!

Angels, all your praises bring, Earth and heaven, with us sing,
All creation echoing:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Hail Holy Queen enthroned

Hail Holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria
it's the Salve Regina

you can find full lyrics at godsongs.net

have a blessed day!

This is one of my favorite

This is one of my favorite sites which I regularly visit. I love listening to the Christian devotional songs that I get from your site. Top Ten Mary songs were just fantastic. Thanks for sharing the songs. Please keep posting.

The words of the Hymn to Our

The words of the Hymn to Our Lady "O Mary, My Mother So Tender" is so beautiful - would you know where I may find the keyboard/sheet music for this please??
Many thanks

I am looking for lyrics for a

I am looking for lyrics for a song one of my clients (I'm a home care provider) would like me to find to play at her funeral. She thinks the name of it is 'Oh My Blessed Mother Mary'
It was played at a Polska Mass at St. Agatha's in St. Louis.

PLEASE HELP! There is a song

PLEASE HELP!

There is a song I am looking for and it goes

"Gently, she carries, her babe in her arms
Holding, pure light and love
....
She was told, she would be
......"

That's all I can remember but its about how Mary held Jesus after he was taken off the cross."
It's really incredible and it would mean the world if I could find it.

Re: "Gently, she carries her

Re: "Gently, she carries her babe in her arms..."

I wish I could find that song, too. It sounds very nice. Let us know if you track it down.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Hey im looking for the gospel

Hey im looking for the gospel song were it goes like this...
"Hail mary , queen of flowers to you we offer our love song.........."
I remember singing it when i was a kid at my school.. It was sung by a lady and a man (duet) i believe the man singing it was MAnny lapingcao..

I heard it sung by him also

I heard it sung by him also back when i was still in my elementary years. Been looking for the lyrics in the internet.. and found this link.. it's a really beautiful song i believe he's the one who composed it also.

Hi there. I am looking for a

Hi there. I am looking for a non-classical, non-Latin version of Stabat Mater or another song that reflects Mary's sorrow at the Cross. Basically, I don't want to do any of the traditional ones because they're a bit out of my range. Does anyone know of such a song? I have found a couple, but nothing I am particularly attached to. I need it in the next few weeks, if possible. Thank you.

Hi, Valerie. I have asked our

Hi, Valerie. I have asked our topcatholicsongs group if they have any suggestions. I hope we can come up with some suggestions!

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Hi Valerie, I'm confused. Do

Hi Valerie,

I'm confused. Do you need a recording, or do you need music notation? And could the Stabat Mater have it's key lowered to accommodate you?

Good point, Nick.

Good point, Nick. There are sheet music services that offer music scores in several different key transpositions. I think Valerie wants a more contemporary setting that is in English. It needs to reflect the sorrow of Mother Mary at the foot of the cross. I believe she wants to be able to sing it at a church service. I found a beautiful song called "The Most of All" written by Katy Feeney. It can be used for Christmas or Stations of the Cross. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w34fPGw0vm4 http://www.katyfeeney.com/KatyFeeney/StationsLyrics.html

The Most of All Listen now, my baby, I’ll sing you soon to slumber, For it’s not for you to wonder what will tomorrow bring, Tonight, just be my baby, tomorrow be their king, And just for now I’ll love you most of all, Just for now I’ll love you most of all. For someday soon you’ll live in palace halls, Still for now within these stable walls, I’ll hold you near my baby, for day will soon be breaking, And your kingdom will be waking to claim you as it’s own, Tonight you are my baby, tomorrow you’ll be grown, And just for now I love you most of all, just for now I love you most of all. And if there comes a time when all goes wrong, Will you then recall a mother’s song, Of long ago, my baby, when earth was filled with sorrow, And I gave it you to borrow to be it’s newborn joy. But first I ask you baby, become my little boy Before they love you soon the most of all, Let me love you soon the most of all. While not specifically written from the viewpoint of the sorrowful Mother Mary, this song resonates and is quite accessible: "In the cross of Christ, our glory" by Marty Haugen http://www.hymnary.org/tune/in_the_cross_of_christ_our_glory_haugen Found in: Gather (3rd ed.) #111 - GIA Publications, Inc. Practice version of song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7x3qwg8d4517m4h/10-11%20In%20The%20Cross%20Of%... In the cross of Christ, our glory, Christ, our story, Christ, our song, Christ, our song. Let your mind and heart be one with Christ, who emptied himself, for us became a slave, accepting death upon the cross. He was pierced for our iniquities, and crushed for our sins. He died to make us whole, and by his suffering we are healed. Come, behold the cross of sacrifice on which Jesus died -- the Savior of us all -- to save a lost and broken world. May we never boast of anything, save the cross of Christ, by which we die to sin and rise to life in Jesus Christ. Now in Christ, we who were aliens, have been reconciled; as members of God's house, we live as God's own dwelling place. In the cross of Christ, our glory, Christ, our story, Christ, our song, Christ, our song.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Stabat Mater from Via Crucis

Stabat Mater from Via Crucis by Katholicus comment has been promoted to a story here: here

Dear Mr. Schletty,

Blessings in Our Lord. I am Adam Miller of the Catholic rock music project, Katholicus. I saw Valerie's note about needing a Stabat Mater. I offer you my version used in the Sixth Station from the compilation CD, Via Crucis, released by CatholicMetal.com. But I own the copyright. You can adapt the words from the other stations to this melody. You can also change the key to fit your vocal range if this key doesn't work. I have it attached. Let me know if it works for you.

Stabat Mater text: "Can the human heart refrain from partaking in her pain, in that Mother's pain untold?" (This is the common English translation of the Latin.)

Album notes here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/viacrucies

Here is the YouTube video for "Veronica" (but w/o the Stabat ending): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuJyjnbhc4Y

In JMJ,
Adam Miller

To listen to Adam's Stabat Mater, go to 4:44 of this soundtrack:

Via Crucis, The Way of the Cross
VI - Veronica - Katholicus
https://soundcloud.com/catholicmetal/vi-veronica-katholicus?in=catholicm...

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

These are wonderful

These are wonderful suggestions, everyone! Thank you. Yes, I will sing it at our church when we also sing Word Three from "The Seven Last Words of Christ". Very powerful, but I wanted my piece to be much simpler. I need the sheet music, if at all possible. Sorry I didn't give more details. Perhaps something could be spliced with the original hymn (English translation)? I don't know. I love the idea of showing both aspects of Stabat Mater. Thank you for the ideas. I really appreciate the time and thought you all have taken with helping me.

Re: "I heard it sung by him"

Re: "I heard it sung by him" – I presume you are talking about Marty Haugen singing "In the Cross of Christ." You are correct. He wrote it.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

hello everyone, does anyone

hello everyone, does anyone know the title of this song" i know someone, who cares for me, and im sure im not alone for she's my mother dear, is she beautiful, is she wonderful, is she smiling charming lover, lady Mary, dearest mother, thank you, thank you evermore" i really really love this song, its quiet old, and i dont hear this being sung in churhes, and i miss this song so much, thanks in advance.

I know someone who cares for me

I looked around but couldn't find it yet. Sounds like a nice song. I hope you can track it down. 

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Help to find a song about Mary…..

I am looking for a song that has something about in Mary's soul she has the reflection of Jesus and the light from Jesus comes thru Mary like the Eclispe of the sun.  I think it had something about the sun in the title.  I heard it on a retreat and can not remember it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks so much!!

Marian Songs with guitar chords

 I'm looking for the guitar chords of the song Queen of the Universe. I've been looking for it and Google does not have it. I'd like to teach it to my students. thanks

Link to Queen of the Universe?

Can someone post a link to the song Queen of the Universe?  I'm not familiar with that one.

Link to Queen of the Universe

I  found two recordings of Queen of the Universe at YouTube.

The first rendition is with piano. I wish I could find the words for the second verse that Earthlywizard Christine sings. Very hard to understand what she is singing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5YlkgWqyjw

This second version is performed with guitar by bam gars. Her recording is better quality. I might be able to figure out verse 2 from this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JnHmdj8x_c

I am guessing it is a song popular in the Phillipines but have not found a hymnal wherein it is published. It should be pretty easy to figure out guitar chords for it.

Here's what I have so far:

Queen Of The Universe

Mary, queen of angels and the stars above
A light to shine our way from the darkness of the night
Mary, you're the one to whom we give our hearts
Teach us how to pray and to speak our part.

REFRAIN:
You're the queen of the universe 
You're the shoulder of all creatures of the world 
You're the woman of all the earth 
Oh, loving mother pray for us

 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

This is a very pretty song,

This is a very pretty song, and thanks for the videos Richard. I should have time this week to take a crack at the chords.  But don't just wait on me if someone else is motivated! :)

Transcribing Queen of the Universe for guitar

Rob: Please do your thing. Not sure when I'll get at it. It would be interesting to compare and possibly merge our chording ideas. 

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My chords for Queen of the Universe

My chords for Queen of the Universe, based on rendition by "Bam Gars" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JnHmdj8x_c

VERSE
A - E - F#m - F#m - D - E - A - E
A - E - F#m - F#m - D - E - A - E

REFRAIN
D - E - A - A7 - D - E - A - A7
D - E - A - F#m - D - E - A - E (last time A)

V1
Mary, Queen of angels and the stars above
A light to shine our way from the darkness of the night
Mary, you're the one to whom we give our hearts
Teach us how to pray and to speak our part.

REFRAIN
You're the Queen of the universe
You're the shoulder of all creatures of the world
You're the woman of all the earth
Oh, loving Mother, pray for us

V2
Lady of the heavens, intercede for us
Bread of our heart, don't keep us apart
Lady of creation, shine your gracious heart
Mother of the world keep us in your love

REFRAIN
You're the Queen of the universe
You're the shoulder of all creatures of the world
You're the woman of all the earth
Oh, loving Mother, pray for us

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com