Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
The original Latin words and music are
attributed to Hermannus Contractus in the 11th century.
Hail! holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria!
Hail! Mother of Mercy and of love, O Maria!
Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:Salve, salve, salve Regina!
Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!
To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!
This earth is but a vale of tears, O Maria!
A place of banishment, of fears, O Maria!
Turn then, most gracious advocate, O Maria!
Toward us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!
When this our exile is complete, O Maria!
Show us thy, Son, Our Jesus sweet, O Maria!
O clement, gracious, Mother sweet, O Maria!
O Virgin Mary, we entreat, O Maria!
Angels, all your praises bring, Earth and heaven, with us sing,
All creation echoing:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!
Hail, O Star of the Ocean (Ave Maris Stella)
9th century hymn used in
O Star of the ocean, God's own Mother blest,