Salve Regina – Hail Holy Queen

Hail Holy Queen – – – Salve, Regina   (English/Latin)

Hail,                                                             Salve,

Holy Queen,                                               Sancta Regina,

Mother of Mercy;                                      Mater misericordiae;

Our life,                                                       Vita nostra,

our sweetness,                                           dulcedo nostra,

and our hope.                                             et spes nostra.

To Thee do we cry,                                    Ad Te clamamus,

poor banished children of Eve.              exsules filii Haevae.

To Thee do we send up our sighs           Ad Te suspiramus,

mourning                                                      gementes  

and weeping                                                 et flentes

in this valley of tears.                                 in hac lacryarum valle.

Turn then,                                                     Eia ergo,

Most gracious Advocate,                          Advocata nostra,

Thine eyes of mercy                                   Illos tuos misericordes oculos

toward us, and                                            ad nos converte, et

after this our exile                                      nobis post hoc exsilium

show unto us                                               ostende

the blessed Fruit of Thy womb,             benedictum fructum ventris Tui,

Jesus.                                                           Jesu.

O Clement,                                                 O clemens,

O loving,                                                     O pia,

O sweet Virgin Mary.                              O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Pray for us,                                                 Ora pro nobis,

O Holy Mother of God.                            O Sancta Dei Genitrix.

That we may be made worthy                Ut digni efficiamur

of the promises of Christ.                        promissionibus Christi.

Amen.                                                           Amen.

(N.B. The order of the Latin words, shown above, have been moved out of the usual order commonly employed in the Latin version of the prayer in order to coincide with their English phrase partners. The commonly used Latin form of the “Hail, Holy Queen” is shown below.)

Latin: Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae; vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. Ad Te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae. Ad Te suspiramus, gementes et flentes, in hac lacrymarum valle. Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris Tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christ.

Amen. 

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