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I chose this hymn because of the U.S. Rosary Coast to Coast happening on Sunday, October 7. Please consider visiting a prayer rally and join others in praying for our country. Visit here for more info.

Lesson Plans

Week 1

  1. Print PDF download  found on Scribd

  2. Read the text. Here's a printable from the Diocese of Baker

  3. Listen to the hymn a few times each day and follow along with the text/PDF handout

  4. Tips: Practice speaking one verse at a time each week before singing it. Speak one phrase, and have your kids repeat it back to you. This is the beginning of memorizing and getting used to the words. Go at your child's pace. Listen to the hymn again. Follow along and try to sing with the video. 

Week 2

  1. Listen and follow along.  Learn 2nd verse. 

  2. Begin copywork & verse illustrations to aid meditating on the text.

  3. Read a short history of the hymn and its author.


Week 3

  1. Listen and follow along   

  2. Memorize verse 1. (or what you're ready to do)

  3. Finish copywork & verse illustrations.

  4. Children: Review My Song of Today in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux 


Week 4

  1. Solidify memorization. Memorize 2nd verse if you can.

  2. Teens/Adults: Watch the 2nd episode of On a Sacred Note "Early Polyphony" from

O Queen of the Holy Rosary

O Queen of the Holy Rosary,
O bless us as we pray,
And offer thee our roses
In garlands day by day,
While from our Father's garden,
With loving hearts and bold,
We gather to thine honor
Buds white and red and gold.

O Queen of the Holy Rosary,
Each myst'ry blends with thine
The sacred life of Jesus
In ev'ry step divine,
Thy soul was His fair garden,
Thy virgin breast His throne,
Thy thoughts His faithful mirror,
Reflecting Him alone.

Sweet Lady of the Rosary, 
White roses let us bring, 
And lay them round thy footstool, 
Before our Infant King.
The nursling in thy bosom, 
God's Son was fain to be
The child of thy obedience 
And spotless purity.

Dear Lady of the Rosary!
Red roses cast we down
But let thy fingers weave them
Into a worthy crown.
For how can we poor sinners
Do aught but weep with thee,
When in thy train we follow
Our God to Calvary.

O Queen of the Holy Rosary,
We share thy joy and pain,
And long to see the glory
Of Christ's triumphant reign.
Oh, teach us holy Mary,
To live each mystery,
And gain by patient suff'ring
The glory won by thee.

For a history of the hymn, and additional verses and recording options, please visit

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