Hail Holy Queen

LATIN TITLE ENGLISH TITLE
Salve Regina Hail Holy Queen
LATIN TEXT

Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiæ; vita, dulcédo et spes nóstra, sálve. Ad te clamámus éxsules fílii Hévæ. Ad te suspirámus geméntes et fléntes in hac lacrimárum válle. Eia ergo, Advocáta nóstra, íllos túos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte. Et Jésum, benedíctum frúctum véntris túi nóbis post hoc exsílium osténde. O clémens, o pía, o dúlcis Vírgo María.

Ora pro nóbis sáncta Déi Génitrix, ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Chrísti.

ENGLISH TEXT

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, shew unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, most holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LISTEN TO THE PRAYER IN LATIN
SPOKEN IN LATIN by Richard Poe

SUNG by the Benedictine brothers of Mosteiro de São Bento


















Two-Part Text for Chanting in Groups

LATIN TITLE ENGLISH TITLE
Salve Regina Hail Holy Queen
LATIN TEXT

Versiculus: Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiæ;

Responsum: vita, dulcédo et spes nóstra, sálve. Ad te clamámus éxsules fílii Hévæ. Ad te suspirámus geméntes et fléntes in hac lacrimárum válle. Eia ergo, Advocáta nóstra, íllos túos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte. Et Jésum, benedíctum frúctum véntris túi nóbis post hoc exsílium osténde. O clémens, o pía, o dúlcis Vírgo María.

Versiculus: Ora pro nóbis sáncta Déi Génitrix.
Responsum: Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Chrísti.

ENGLISH TEXT

Versicle: Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,

Response: hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, shew unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Versicle: Pray for us, most holy Mother of God.
Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.




NOTES


Musical score and Latin text:
Liber Usualis, (Tournai, Belgium: Desclee Company, 1961), 279


English text:
Roman Breviary, Common Forms: Salve, Regina

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