Willan, Healey: Fair in face

Fair in face (c. 1935)

Fair in face, but fairer far in thy faith,
blessed are thou, O Virgin Mary;
despising the world,
thou shalt rejoice with the angels:
Pray thou for us all.
O holy and spotless maidenhood,
I wot not how to praise thee.
Pray thou for us all.

Words: 8th century Responsory
Music: Healey Willan (1880–1968)