O Glorious Lady Thron’d In Rest

This hymn is used for Lauds for Marian feasts throughout the year in the Common of Saints for the BVM in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Lauds in the Commons for the BVM in the Ordinary Form.

O glorious Lady, thron’d in rest,
Amidst the starry host above,
Who gavest nurture from thy breast
To God, with pure maternal love.

What we had lost through sinful Eve
The Blossom sprung from thee restores,
And, granting bliss to souls that grieve,
Unbars the everlasting doors.

O Gate, through which hath pass’d the King,
O Hall, whence Light shone through the gloom;
The ransomed nations praise and sing
Life given from the Virgin womb.

All honour, laud, and glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father, and to Paraclete. Amen.

Words: St. Venantius Fortunatus, 6th Century; tr. John Mason Neale, 19th Century.
Tune:Emmanuel” Carl C.N. Balle, 1850.

The original Latin text (O Gloriosa Domina) of this hymn may be found here.


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