Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Marian Hymn: Salve Regina

Words to a beautiful hymn to Mary that can be sung for all her feast days. The text is by Hermann the Cripple, 1013-1054, monk of Reichenau; melody fifth (Lydian) mode.

DIRECTIONS

Hail, Queen most noble,
Hail Thou Mother most merciful,
Thou life's true sweetness,
Thou our hope, we greet Thee.
To Thee we're crying,
from paradise banished children.
To Thee we come weeping,
sorrowing and sighing in this dark and tearful valley.
Ah, turn Thine eyes, Advocate, in mercy,
Turn in loving and kind compassion
These Thine eyes upon us sinners.
And Jesus, the blessed fruit of Thy virginal womb,
Show unto us when our exile is ended.
Thou'rt clement, Thou'rt loving,
Thou art sweet, O Virgin Mary.

Salve Regina,
Mater Misericordiae
Vita dulcedo
et spes nostra salve
Ad te clamamus,
exsules filii Hevae
Ad te suspiramus,
gementes et flentes
In hac lacrimarum valle
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui
Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis, Virgo Maria

Activity Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18