Grant me tears, O Lord, to blot out my sins; may I not cease from them, O God, until I have been purified.
May my heart be burned by the fire of redemption; grant me pure tears for Mary.
When I contemplate my sins, grant me tears always, for great are the claims of tears on cheeks.
Grant me tears when rising, grant me tears when resting, beyond your every gift altogether for love of you, Mary’s son.
Grant me tears in bed to moisten my pillow, so that his dear ones may help to cure the soul.
Grant me contrition of heart so that I may not be in disgrace; O Lord, protect me and grant me tears.
For the dalliance I had with women, who did not reject me, grant me tears, O Creator, flowing in streams from my eyes.
For my anger, my jealousy, and my pride, a foolish deed, in pools from my inmost parts bring forth tears.
My falsehoods, my lying, and my greed, grievous the three, to banish them all from me…
O Mary, grant me tears.