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Catholic Activity: Marian Hymn: Stella Matutina

This is a pilgrim Marian hymn from Paderborn, Germany. As no translation has proved satisfactory, we are giving the Latin version.


1. Stella matutina, Ave Maria!
Laus tibi et vita,
Nostra Domina!

Refrain: Maria, Mater Dei
Nos omnes adjuva!

2. Rosa sine spina, Ave Maria!
A Deo electa,
Nostra Domina! — Refrain

3. Perduc nos ad Christum, Ave Maria!
Filium dilectum!
Nostra Domina! — Refrain

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

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