Sunday, December 12, 2010

O Alma...

Each evening at the conclusion of Compline, we process to the Marian niche in our chapel and sing the traditional hymn to Mary proper to the season. 

During the Advent season through February 2, the feast of the Presentation of our Lord, we sing the Alma Redemptoris Mater

We thought you might enjoy sharing this hymn with us:

O loving Mother of the Savior,
ever the open gate into heaven,
and star of the sea,
come help our fallen race,
struggling as we are to rise again. 
You who were the Mother,
to all nature’s wonder,
of  the very Lord who gave you life.
Ever Virgin, after as before
hearing Gabriel’s message,
bringing us salvation,
O take pity on us sinners.

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