Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hail Holy Queen

The Responsory from the First Vespers of the Solemn Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as sung by the Trappist Monks of Gethsemani Abbey, recorded in 1958

Latin :

Beata es,
Virgo Maria, Dei Genitrix
quae credidisti Domino,
Perfecta sunt in te
quae dicta sunt tibi.

Ecce exalta es
super choros angelorum.
Intercede pro nobis ad
Dominum Deum nostrum

Ave Maria, gratia plena
Dominus tecum.

English :

Thou art blessed,
O Virgin Mary, Mother of God
who hast believed the Lord,
Because those things have been done
that were spoken to thee.

Behold, thou art exalted
above the choirs of angels!
Intercede on our behalf
before the Lord our God

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee

At the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster website:
Hail Mary, Full of Grace booklet available online - with audio