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HAIL, HOLY QUEEN ENTHRONED ABOVE

Salve Regina caelitum, anon. / Traditional Melody

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HAIL, HOLY QUEEN ENTHRONED ABOVE


1 Hail, holy Queen enthron'd above, O Maria!
Hail Mother of mercy and of love, O Maria!
(Refrain)
Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
2 Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!
(Refrain)
Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
3 To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!
(Refrain)
Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
4 Turn then most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Toward us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!
(Refrain)
Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!


1 --same as bove--
2 --same as bove--
3 --same as above--
4 This earth is but a vale of tears, O Maria!
A place of banishment, of fears, O Maria!
(Refrain)
Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
5 Turn then, most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Tow'rds us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!
(Refrain)
6 When this our exile is complete, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, our Jesus sweet, O Maria!
(Refrain)
7 O clement, gracious, Mother sweet, O Maria!
O Virgin Mary, we entreat, O Maria!
(Refrain)


1 Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria!
Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us, ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
2 The cause of joy to men below, O Maria!
The spring through which all graces flow, O Maria!

Angels, all your praises bring,
Earth and heaven, with us sing,
All creation echoing:
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!
3 O gentle, loving, holy one, O Maria!
The God of light became your Son, O Maria!

Triumph all ye Cherubim,
Sing with us ye Seraphim,
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn;
Salve, Salve, Salve Regína!


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