Ave maris stella, a 4 (I)

Ave maris stella, a 4 (I)

De Beatae Maria Virgine


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Ave, Maris stella,
Dei mater alma,
atque semper Virgo 
Felix caeli porta.
Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
mutans Evae nomen.
Solve vincla reis,
profer lumen caecis,
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.
Monstra te esse matrem,
sumat per te preces
qui pro nobis natus,
tulit esse tuus.
Virgo singularis
inter omnes mitis,
nos culpis solutos
mites fac et castos.
Vitam praesta puram,
iter para tutm:
ut videntes lesum
semper collaetemur.
Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto,
tribus honor unus.


Hail, star of the sea,
Nurturing Mother of God,
And ever Virgin
Happy gate of Heaven.
Receiving that Ave
From the mouth of Gabriel,
Establish us in peace,
Transforming the name of Eva.
Loosen the chains of the guilty
Send forth light to the blind,
Our evil do thou dispel,
Entreat for us all good things.
Show thyself to be a Mother:
Through thee may he receive prayer
Who, being born for us,
Undertook to be thine own.
O unique Virgin,
Meek above all others,
Make us, set free from our sins,
Meek and chaste.
Bestow a pure life,
Prepare a safe way:
That seeing Jesus,
We may ever rejoice.
Praise be to God the Father,
To the Most High Christ be glory,
To the Holy Spirit
Be honour, to the Three equally.

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