Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 8

Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 8

In Adventu Domini. Ad completorium [1581b]


ALma redemptoris mater

quae pervia caeli porta manens,

et stella maris

succurre cadenti surgere qui curat populo.


TU quae genuisti

natura mirante

tuum sanctum genitorem

virgo prius ac posterius

gabrielis ab ore

sumens illud aue

peccatorum miserere.



Loving Mother of the Redeemer,

gate of heaven, 

star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.

To the wonderment 

of nature you bore your Creator,

yet remained a virgin after as before.

You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,

have pity on us poor sinners.

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