Hymni in honorem B. Mariæ V.

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1 Ave maris stella,
Dei mater alma,
Atque semper virgo,
Felix coeli porta.
Hail, O Star of ocean,
God's own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heav'nly rest.
2 Sumens illud Ave
Gabriélis ore,
Funda nos in pace
Mutans Hevæ nomen.
Taking that sweet Ave
Which from Gabriel came,
Peace confirm within us,
Changing Eva's name.
3 Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen cæcis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce.
Break the sinners' fetters,
Make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
For all blessing pray.
4 Monstra te esse matrem,
Sumat per te preces
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.
Show thyself a Mother,
May the Word divine
Born for us thine Infant
Hear our prayers through thine.
5 Virgo singuláris,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solútos
Mites fac et castos.
Virgin all excelling,
Mildest of the mild,
Free from guilt preserve us
Meek and undefiled.
6 Vitam præsta puram,
Iter para tuum,
Ut vidéntes Jesum
Semper collætémur.
Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus
Joy for evermore.
7 Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus,
Spirítui Sancto
Tribus honor unus.
Praise to God the Father,
Honour to the Son,
In the Holy Spirit
Be the glory one.
** Amen. Amen.