Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ave maris stella
Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907)
Choral Public Domain Library

AVE maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
atque semper Virgo,
felix caeli porta.

Solve vincula reis,
profer lumen caecis
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.

Vitam praesta puram,
iter para tutum:
ut videntes Iesum
semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto,
tribus honor unus. Amen.

HAIL, O Star of the ocean,
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.

Break the sinners' fetters,
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.

Keep our life all spotless,
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.

Praise to God the Father,
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.

2 comments:

Lauren Davidson said...

YES! i've been waiting for those words :)

Jonathan Hood said...

Those words are wonderful. I love it. I almost cried. The song will mean so much more to me now. Thanks for posting this. I have been touched.