Monday, April 16, 2007

Ave maris stella (Trond Kverno)

Ave maris stella

Trond Kverno (b. 1945)

Ave, Maris stella,
Déi mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo
Félix caeli porta

Sumens illud Ave
Gabriélis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Evae nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse matrem,
Sumat per te preces
Qui pro nobis natus,
tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam presta puram
Iter para tutum,
Ut, videntes Jesum
Semper collaetemur

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Cristo decus
Spiritui sancto:
Tribus honor unus.

Ave gratia plena, dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieribus!

Hail thou star of ocean
Portal of the sky
Ever virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High

O! by Gabriel's Ave
Uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing,
Established peace below

Break the captives' fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore

Show thyself a Mother,
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate
Did not thee despise

Virgin of all virgins
To thy shelter take us,
Gentlest of the gentle
Chaste and gentle make us

Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor,
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever

Through the highest heaven,
To the almighty Three
Father, Son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women!

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