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TO THE VIRGIN MARY

ALLELUIA, VIRGA JESSE

Alleluia. Virga Jesse floruit. Virgo Deum et hominem genuit.

Pacem Deus reddidit, in se reconcilians ima summis. Alleluia.

Halleluiah, The rod of Jesse hath blossomed: a Virgin hath brought forth God and man:

God hath restored peace, reconciling in Himself the lowest with the highest. Halleluiah.

AVE MARIA

Ave Maria, gratia plena, dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

Sancta Maria Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

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HAIL Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

MAGNIFICATMusical sheet
Tonus I
Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum,
et exsultávit spíritus meus
in Deo salvatóre meo,
quia respéxit humilitátem
ancíllæ suæ.

Ecce enim ex hoc beátam
me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia fecit mihi magna,
qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericórdia eius in progénies
et progénies timéntibus eum.

Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,
dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;
depósuit poténtes de sede
et exaltávit húmiles.

Esuriéntes implévit bonis
et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Ísrael púerum suum,
recordátus misericórdiæ,
sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,
Ábraham et sémini eius in sæcula.

Glória Patri et Fílio
et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio,
et nunc et semper,
et in sæcula sæculórum.

Amen.

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices
in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate
of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations
shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done
great things for me, and holy is His name.

And His mercy is on those who fear Him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud
in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty
from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel,
in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to His posterity forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen

VIRGO PARENS CHRISTI
(Responsory)

Virgo parens Christi benedicta, Deum genuisti: fulgida stella maris, nos protege, nos tuearis. Dum tibi solemnes cantant agmina laudes. Intercede pia pro nobis, Virgo Maria.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Be blessed Virgin mother of Christ, you conceived God. You shatter radiant in the sea: protect us and take care of us. Among so much the choirs  sing to you solemn commendations, Virgin Mary.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

REGINA CAELI 
(Antiphon)

Regina caeli letare, Alleluia. Quia quem meruisti portare, Alleluia, Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia.

Ora pro nobis Deum, Alleluia

O Queen of heaven rejoice! alleluia:
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, Halleluiah, Hath arisen as he said, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, Halleluiah.

VIRGO DEI GENITRIX

Virgo Dei genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis. In tua se clausit viscera factus homo.

Vera Fides geniti Purgavit crimina mundi,

Et tibi virginitas inviolata manet.

Te matrem pietatis, opem te clamitat orbis. Subvenias famulis o benedicta tua.

Gloria magna Patri, compar sit gloria nato, Spiritui Sancto gloria magna Deo. Amen.

Virgin Mother of God: Who doesn't fit in the wide world he locked in your womb made man.

To those that have been born for the faith He cleaned the crimes of the world. And for you your virginity remains intact.

To you, compassionate Mother, the whole orb begs you to help your servants, O blessed.

Immense glory be given to the Father and at the same time to the one that has been born of you, glory also to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

SALVE VIRGO

Salve Virgo singularis, Virgo manens Deum paris, ante saecla generatum corde Patris: adoremus  nunc creatum carne matris.

Nos Maria tua prece a peccati purga foece: nostri cursum incolatus sic dispone, ut det sua frui Natus visione.

Hail extraordinary Virgin, Virgin who remains beside God, heart of the Father generated before every century. Let's adore  Him who took his flesh of his mother.

AVE REGINA CAELORUM
(Antiphon)

Ave Regina Coelorum, ave domina angelorum, salve radix, salve porta! Ex qua mundi Lux est orta : Gaude Virgo  Gloriosa, Super  Omnes Speciosa :  Vale, o Valde decora, et pro nobis Christum  exora.

HAIL, O Queen of Heav'n enthron'd, Hail, by angels Mistress own'd Root of Jesse, Gate of morn, Whence the world's true light was born. Glorious Virgin, joy to thee, Lovliest whom in Heaven they see, Fairest thou where all are fair! Plead with Christ our sins to spare.

O. Respighi uses this theme in Brazilian Impressions.

SALVE MATER MISERICORDIAE

Salve Mater misericordiae, Mater Dei et Mater veniae, Mater spei et Mater gratiae, Mater plena Sanctae Letitiae,

O Maria!

Salve decus humani generis. Salve Virgo dignior ceteris, quae virgines omnes transgrederis et altius sedes in superis. O Maria!

We praise you, Mother of mercy, Mother of God and Mother of pardon, Mother of hope and Mother of grace, Mother full with sacred happiness.

O Mary!

Hail, honor of the mankind. Hail worthier Virgin than the other ones because you overcome all of them and in the heaven you occupy the highest seat of honor. O Mary!

SALVE REGINA

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 Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis por hoc exilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis virgo Maria. Amen

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HAIL holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 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 valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

 

STABAT MATERMusic sheet
Hymn at the seven sorrows of Mary feast

Stabat Mater dolorosa
iuxta Crucem lacrimosa,
dum pendebat Filius.

Cuius animam gementem,
contristatam et dolentem
pertransivit gladius.

O quam tristis et afflicta
fuit illa benedicta,
mater Unigeniti!

Quae maerebat et dolebat,
pia Mater, dum videbat
nati poenas inclyti.

Quis est homo qui non fleret,
matrem Christi si videret
in tanto supplicio?

Quis non posset contristari
Christi Matrem contemplari
dolentem cum Filio?

Pro peccatis suae gentis
vidit Iesum in tormentis,
et flagellis subditum.

Vidit suum dulcem Natum
moriendo desolatum,
dum emisit spiritum.

Eia, Mater, fons amoris
me sentire vim doloris
fac, ut tecum lugeam.

Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
in amando Christum Deum
ut sibi complaceam.

Sancta Mater, istud agas,
crucifixi fige plagas
cordi meo valide.

Tui Nati vulnerati,
tam dignati pro me pati,
poenas mecum divide.

Fac me tecum pie flere,
crucifixo condolere,
donec ego vixero.

Iuxta Crucem tecum stare,
et me tibi sociare
in planctu desidero.

Virgo virginum praeclara,
mihi iam non sis amara,
fac me tecum plangere.

Fac, ut portem Christi mortem,
passionis fac consortem,
et plagas recolere.

Fac me plagis vulnerari,
fac me Cruce inebriari,
et cruore Filii.

Flammis ne urar succensus,
per te, Virgo, sim defensus
in die iudicii.

Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
da per Matrem me venire
ad palmam victoriae.

Quando corpus morietur,
fac, ut animae donetur
paradisi gloria. Amen.

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At, the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to Jesus to the last.

Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
all His bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.

O how sad and sore distressed
was that Mother, highly blest,
of the sole-begotten One.

Christ above in torment hangs,
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious Son.

Is there one who would not weep,
whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ's dear Mother to behold?

Can the human heart refrain
from partaking in her pain,
in that Mother's pain untold?

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
she beheld her tender Child
All with scourges rent:

For the sins of His own nation,
saw Him hang in desolation,
Till His spirit forth He sent.

O thou Mother! fount of love!
Touch my spirit from above,
make my heart with thine accord:

Make me feel as thou hast felt;
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ my Lord.

Holy Mother! pierce me through,
in my heart each wound renew
of my Savior crucified:

Let me share with thee His pain,
who for all my sins was slain,
who for me in torments died.

Let me mingle tears with thee,
mourning Him who mourned for me,
all the days that I may live:

By the Cross with thee to stay,
there with thee to weep and pray,
is all I ask of the to give.

Virgin of all virgins blest!,
Listen to my fond request:
let me share thy grief divine;

Let me, to my latest breath,
in my body bear the death
of that dying Son of thine.

Wounded with His every wound,
steep my soul till it hath swooned,
in His very Blood away;

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
lest in flames I burn and die,
in His awful Judgment Day.

Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
by Thy Mother my defense,
by Thy Cross my victory;

While my body here decays,
may my soul Thy goodness praise,
safe in paradise with Thee. Amen.

A list of classical music composers that have written STABAT MATER can be found at http://www.stabatmater.dds.nl/chronolist.html

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