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a hymn to the virgin

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) : A Hymn to the Virgin

    Of one who is so fair and bright
    Velut maris stella, [Like a star of the sea]
    Brighter than the day is light,
    Parens et puella: [Both mother and maiden]
    I cry to thee, thou see to me,
    Lady, pray thy Son for me,
    Tam pia, [so pure]
    That I may come to thee.
    Maria! [Mary]
    All this world was forlorn,
    Eva peccatrice, [because of Eve, a sinner]
    Till our Lord was yborn,
    De te genetrice. [through you, his mother]
    With ave it went away,
    Darkest night, and comes the day
    Salutis; [of salvation]
    The well springeth out of thee.
    Virtutis. [of virtue]

    Lady, flower of everything,
    Rosa sine spina, [Rose without thorn]
    Thou bare Jesu, heaven's king,
    Gratia divina: [by divine grace]
    Of all thou bearest the prize,
    Lady, queen of paradise
    Electa: [chosen]
    Maid mild, mother
    es effecta. [you are made]