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SALVE, REGINA

Hail, Mary, Mother and Queen

 

 

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae: Vita dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.

Hail, Mary, Mother and Queen of tender mercy, our life, our comfort, and our hope, we hail you.

 

Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Hevae.

From this foreign land Eve's sons and daughters cry to you.

 

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.

So lost, so full of fear, we mourn, we grieve, we sigh from this tearful vale of exile.

 

Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.

Ah, then, our help, our advocate and guide, turn now to us the gaze of your all loving eyes, so full of mercy.

 

Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

And Jesus your Son, and Lord, your womb's most blessed fruit,

 

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

 show him to us when we complete our sojourn.

 

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis, Virgo Maria.

O gentle, O loving, O beloved, O Virgin Mary.