Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Seven Rejoices of Mary”

2 versions

4:59 (as "The Seven Rejoices of Mary (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)")

Libertango album

4:23

Biscantorat: Sound of the Spirit from Glenstal Abbey album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Sinéad O'Connor1:
The first rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of one.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he was born and young.
All2:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of two.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he was sent to school.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of three.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he led the blind to see.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of four.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he read the Bible o'er.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of five.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he brought the dead to life.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of six.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he carried the crucifix.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sinéad:
The next rejoice our lady got,
It was a rejoice of seven.
It was a rejoice of her dear son
When he opened the gates of Heaven.
All:
Glory may he be, and blessed now is she,
And those who sing the seven long verses
In honour of our lady,
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia,
Sing allelu, the heavens are true,
Sing alleluia.

Notes

1:

Credited as Marie Bernadette O'Connor on the Biscantorat version.

2:

On the Libertango version, Sinéad sings the first chorus by herself, but with double-tracked vocals on the "Sing alleluia" lines.

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