Ave Maria (Ora pro nobis)

 

Verses 1, 2; 5: Mary Oberle Hubley; text Ed.
Verse 3: Anon.; ancient patrimony
Verse 4: line 1, 3, 4: Song of Songs 6:10

 

1 Hail Mary, full of grace,
Honored Daughter of our race:
You alone met the Father's favor;
You in flesh conceived the Lord of Faith.

 

Refrain: Ave Maria, ora pro nobis!
Ave Maria, ora pro nobis,
O Maria!

Ave Maria, ora pro nobis!
Ave Maria, ora pro nobis,
O Maria!

 

2 Blessed the message Gabriel brought;
Blessed the work the Spirit wrought:
Great Messiah, Desire of earth,
In you took on human flesh and human birth. Refrain

 

3 Gate through which has passed the King;
Hall whence Light shone through the gloom:
Ransomed nations do praise and sing
Word Eternal given from the Virgin's womb. Refrain

 

4 Who comes forth as the Rising Dawn?
Handmaid of the Eternal One:
Fair as the moon and as radiant as the sun;
Awe-inspiring as an army set up in array. Refrain

 

5 Root of Jesse, Gate of Morn,
Whence the world's true Light was born:
Glorious Virgin, all joy to thee,
As your children bow to the joyous Mystery.

Ave Maria, ora pro nobis!
Ave Maria, ora pro nobis,
O Maria!

Ave Maria, ora pro nobis!
Ave Maria, ora pro nobis,
O Maria!

 



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