The angel Gabriel from heaven came
his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame:
'All hail,' said he, 'thou lowly maiden, Mary,
'most highly favoured lady!' Gloria!
2 'For known a blessed Mother thou shalt be.
All generations laud and honour thee.
Thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
most highly favoured lady!' Gloria!
3 Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head:
'To me be as it pleaseth God,' she said.
'My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name.'
Most highly favoured lady! Gloria!
4 Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn;
and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
'Most highly favoured lady! Gloria!'
65 - Christ beside me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, King of my heart;
Christ within me, Christ below me,
Christ above me, never to part.
2 Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me, shield in the strife;
Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising, light of my life.
3 Christ be in all hearts thinking about me.
Christ be in all tongues telling of me.
Christ be the vision in eyes that see me,
in ears that hear me, Christ ever be.
Salve Regina *
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et fientes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exilium ostende.
O Clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
Ave, Regina caelorum! **
Ave, Regina caelorum,
Ave, Domina angelorum,
Salve radix, salve porta,
exqua mundo lux est orta.
Gaude Virgo gloriosa,
super omnes speciosa,
vale, o valde decora,
et pro nobis Christum exora.
Regina Caeli ***
Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia,
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora Pro Nobis Deum, alleluia.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia,
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,
Has risen, as he said, alleluia,
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
** Ave, Regina caelorum!
Hail, Queen of heaven,
Hail lady of the angels,
Hail root, hail door,
From whom the Light of the world was born.
Rejoice, glorious Virgin,
Precious above all.
Hail, O very beautiful one,
And plead for us to Christ.
* Salve Regina
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, Poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
|St Mary RC Church, Beauly|