A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Scheindorfer St. Anne Hymn

by Stefan Schmied
Translated by
Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Boyle

Holy Anne, star of hope,
We praise you happily!
You, oh mother, our mother,
Grandmother of Our Lord.

Your humility and patience
The Lord saw in his honor,
Gave a child to a loving mother,
Free of Adam's guilt.

Worthy he found you alone,
Mother to the Virgin to be,
Of which angels and men,
Eternally are delighted.

Help, oh heavenly pair,
For danger always threatens us!
Pray, holy Mother Anna,
For us always!

And in our last struggle,
Stay with us with gentleness.
Pray for us, that we also show
Your blessedness! 

[Published at 29 Sep 2006 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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