Hail Holy Queen

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,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!

To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!

This earth is but a vale of tears, O Maria!
A place of banishment, of fears, O Maria!

Turn then most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Toward us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!

When this our exile is complete, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, our Jesus sweet, O Maria!

O clement, gracious Mother sweet, O Maria!
O virgin Mary we entreat, O Maria!

Words: Salve Regina (11th C.); tr. The Roman Hymnal, 1884.
Music:Salve Regina” from Choralmelodien zum Heiligen Gesänge, 1808.

The Latin text of the Salve Regina, off of which this hymn is based, may be found here.


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