Solis O Virgo Radiis Amicta

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form.

Solis, o Virgo, radiis amicta,
Bis caput senis redimita stellis,
Luna cui præbet pedibus scabellum
Inclita fulges.

Mortis, inferni domitrixque noxæ,
Assides Christo studiosa nostri,
Teque reginam celebrat potentem
Terra polusque.

Damna sed perstat soboli minari
Creditæ quondam tibi dirus anguis;
Mater, huc clemens ades, et maligni
Contere collum.

Asseclas diæ fidei tuere,
Transfugas adduc ad ovile sacrum,
Quas diu gentes tegit umbra mortis
Undique coge.

Sontibus mitis veniam precare,
Adiuva flentes, inopes et ægros,
Spes mica cunctis per acuta vitæ
Certa salutis.

Laus sit excelsæ Triadi perennis,
Quæ tibi, Virgo, tribuit coronam,
Atque reginam statuitque nostram
Provida matrem. Amen.

Words: Fr. Vittorio Genovesi, S.J., 1951.
Tune: “Solis, O Virgo” Gregorian Chant, Mode IV.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Virgin, Resplendent with Celestial Beauty


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