Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ave Maris Stella

AVE maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
atque semper Virgo,
felix caeli porta. 
HAIL, Thou Star of the ocean,
portal of the sky
ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High
Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
funda nos in pace,
mutans Hevae nomen. 
O by Gabriel's Ave,
Uttered long ago
Eva's name reversing
established peace below.
Solve vincula reis,
profer lumen caecis
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce. 
Break the captives fetters,
light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling
every bliss implore
Monstra te esse matrem:
sumat per te preces,
qui pro nobis natus,
tulit esse tuus. 
Show thyself a Mother,
offer Him our sighs
Who for us Incarnate
did not Thee despise
Virgo singularis,
inter omnes mites,
nos culpis solutos,
mites fac et castos. 
Virgin of all virgins
to Thy shelter take us
gentlest of the gentle
chaste and gentle make us
Vitam praesta puram,
iter para tutum:
ut videntes Iesum
semper collaetemur. 
Still as on we journey
Help our weak endeavor
Till with Thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever
Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto,
tribus honor unus. Amen. 
Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three
Father, Son and Spirit
One same Glory Be. Amen. 

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