O, my Blessed Mother,
it is not one sword only with which I have pierced your heart,
but I have done so with as many
as are the sins which I have committed.
Ah, Lady, it is not to you,
who are innocent,
that sufferings are due, but to me,
who am guilty of so many crimes.
But since you have been pleased to suffer so much for me,
O, by your merits,
obtain me great sorrow for my sins,
and patience under the trials of this life,
which will always be light in comparison with my demerits.