Why I love you Oh! I would like to sing, Mary, why I love you, Why your sweet name thrills my heart, And why the thought of your supreme greatness Could not bring fear to my soul. If I gazed on you in your sublime glory, Surpassing the splendor of all the blessed, I could not believe that I am your child. O Mary, before you I would lower my eyes!... If a child is to cherish his mother, She has to cry with him and share his sorrows. O my dearest Mother, on this foreign shore How many tears you shed to draw me to you!.... In pondering your life in the holy Gospels, I dare look at you and come near you. It's not difficult for me to believe I'm your child, For I see you human and suffering like me.... Why I Love You, O Mary 26 Giuseppe Magni, The Virgin and the Little Children