O my Mother Mary,
Mother of God,
turn not thine eyes from me on account of my sins.
I desire to love thee as a little child.
I am not worthy that thou shouldst think of me.
How can I say that I love thee
when my sinful life proves the contrary.
I weep but what do such tears as mine avail me.
Are they tears of penance?
Alas, how insignificant is my penance
compared with my sins!
O Mother, help me whose sins crucified thy Son.