Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Salve Mater Misericordiae. 11th-Century Marian Hymn.




Our Lady of Peace.
Ushaw, Durham,
England.
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.



Salve Mater Misericordiae.
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Salve Mater misericordiae, 
Mater Dei et Mater veniae, 
Mater spei et Mater gratiae, 
Mater plena Sanctae Laetitiae,
O Maria!

Salve decus humani generis. 
Salve Virgo dignior ceteris, 
quae virgines omnes transgrederis 
et altius sedes in superis. 
O Maria!

Salve Mater misericordiae,
Salve felix Virgo puerpera: 
Nam qui sedet in Patris dextera, 
Caelum regens, terram et aethera, 
Intra tua se clasit viscera. 
O Maria!


Salve Mater misericordiae,
Esto, Mater, nostrum solatium: 
Nostrum esto, tu Virgo, guadium, 
et nos tandem post hoc exsilium, 
Laetos juge choris caelestium. 
O Maria!

Salve Mater misericordiae, 
Mater Dei et Mater veniae, 
Mater spei et Mater gratiae, 
Mater plena Sanctae Laetitiae,
O Maria!


English translation.

Hail mother of mercy, 
mother of God and mother of pardon, 
mother of hope and mother of grace, 
mother full of holy gladness. 
O Mary !

Hail, honour of the mankind. 
Hail worthier Virgin than the other ones
because you overcome all of them
and in the heaven you occupy 
the highest seat of honour. 
O Mary !


Hail mother of mercy,
Hail Blest Virgin yet bearing child: 
For he who sits at the Father's right hand. 
The ruler of heaven, of earth and sky, 
has sheltered Himself in your womb. 
O Mary !

Hail mother of mercy,
Become, O mother, our solace: 
Be for us our source of joy, 
and at the last, after this exile, 
unite us rejoicing to the choir of angels. 
O Mary !

Hail mother of mercy,
mother of God and mother of pardon,
mother of hope and mother of grace,
mother full of holy gladness.
O Mary !


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