Thursday, 21 May 2015

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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