Ave maris stella, a 4 (II)

Ave maris stella, a 4 (II)

De Beata Virgine [1600a]


Odd verses


Ave maris stella
Dei Mater alma
atque semper virgo
felixcaeli porta.

Sumens illud ave
Gabrielis ore
funda nos in pace
mutans eve nomen.

Solve vincla reis
profer lumen cecis
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 presta puram
iter para tutum
ut videntes lesum
semper colletemur.




Hail, star of the sea,
loving Mother of God,
and also always a virgin,
Happy gate of heaven.
Receiving that Ave
from Gabriel's mouth
confirm us in peace,
Reversing Eva's name.
Break the chains of sinners,
Bring light to the blind,
Drive away our evils,
Ask for all good.
Show yourself to be a mother,
May he accept prayers through you,
he who, born for us,
Chose to be yours.
O unique virgin,
Meek above all,
Make us, absolved from sin,
Gentle and chaste.
Keep life pure,
Make the journey safe,
So that, seeing Jesus,
We may always rejoice together.
Let there be praise to God the
Glory to Christ in the highest,
To the Holy Spirit,
One honor to all three.


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