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ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER

Ascribed to Hermannus Contractus, d.1054 / Simple Tone, Mode 5.

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ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER


Alma Redemptóris Máter,
quæ pérvia caéli porta mánes,
Et stélla máris, succúrre cadénti
súrgere qui cúrat pópulo:
Tu quæ genuísti, natúra miránte,
túum sánctum Genitórem:
Virgo prius ac postérius,
Gabriélis ab óre súmens íllud Ave,
peccatórum miserére.
Mother of Christ! hear thou thy people's cry, Star of the deep, and portal of the sky! Sinking we strive, and call to thee for aid, Mother of Him who thee from nothing made: Oh, by that joy which Gabrial brought to thee, Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.

From Vespers of Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent
until Second Vespers of the Purification, February 2.



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