The Glorious Mysteries


The Resurrection

"While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, "Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day." (Luke 24:4-7)

The stone of death is rolled away:
The tomb's empty; Love's vict'ry reigns!
Christ's glory dawns on this first day;
"He is risen!" fills our refrains.


The Ascension

"And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned'ůSo then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen." (Mark 16:15-16,19-20)

To Father's right hand He ascends;
Heaven and earth hail their new Lord.
Creation's King sends us as friends
To share His love and its reward.


The Descent of the Holy Spirit

"(Jesus) said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.' And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the holy Spirit.'" (John 20:21-22)

He sends His Spirit, who descends
With gifts of grace -- a gentle Dove;
He enters the souls of His friends
And guides them in the ways of love.


The Assumption Of Mary

"And Mary said: 'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name." (Luke 1:46-49)

Immaculate, born full of grace,
Your Blessed Mother lived the Way:
From Your birth, she beheld Your face;
In death, she would not know decay.


The Coronation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

"A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." (Revelation 12:1)

The lowly handmaid of the Lord
Is crowned the Queen of His domain;
The faithful one, who held the Word,
Now shares His glory and His reign.




(c) Paul Buis, 2007