With her Feast fast approaching, I thought I would re-post my translation of this very fine Office hymn to St. Anne. Please feel free to sing it at Mass, Vespers, etc.
The morning star is on the rise
And soon the dawn will fill the
Foretelling of the coming Sun
Whose light will shine on
The Sun of justice, Christ, true Light,
And Mary, grace's
And Anna, reddening the sky,
Have caused the night of Law
O mother Anna, fruitful root,
From you came your salvation's
For you brought forth the flow'ring rod
That bore for us the Christ
Christ's mother's mother, by the grace
Your daughter's birth
brought to our race,
And by her merits and her prayer
May we her favors
come to share.
O Jesus, Virgin-born, to You
All glory is forever
To Father and the Spirit, praise
Be sung through everlasting days.