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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