Hail, Star of the Sea – Ave Maris Stella

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Ave, maris stella,

Dei mater alma,

atque semper virgo,

felix cœli porta.

Hail, star of the sea,

Nurturing Mother of God,

And ever Virgin

Happy gate of Heaven.

Sumens illud “Ave”

Gabrielis ore,

funda nos in pace,

mutans Evae nomen.

Receiving that “Ave” (hail)

From the mouth of Gabriel,

Establish us in peace,

Transforming the name of “Eva”.

Solve vincla reis,

profer lumen cæcis,

mala nostra pelle,

bona cuncta posce.

Loosen the chains of the guilty,

Send forth light to the blind,

Our evil do thou dispel,

Entreat (for us) all good things.

Monstra te esse matrem,

sumat per te precem

qui pro nobis natus

tulit esse tuus.

Show thyself to be a Mother:

Through thee may he receive prayer

Who, being born for us,

Undertook to be thine own.

Virgo singularis,

inter omnes mitis,

nos culpis solutos

mites fac et castos.

O unique Virgin,

Meek above all others,

Make us, set free from (our) sins,

Meek and chaste.

Vitam præsta puram,

iter para tutum,

ut videntes Jesum

semper collætemur.

Bestow a pure life,

Prepare a safe way:

That seeing Jesus,

We may ever rejoice.

Sit laus Deo Patri,

summo Christo decus,

Spiritui Sancto

tribus honor unus. Amen.

Praise be to God the Father,

To the Most High Christ (be) glory,

To the Holy Spirit

(Be) honour, to the Three equally. Amen.

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