Sequence Ave Praeclara Maris Stella; uncertain but possibly: Salve Regina, Alma Redemptoris Mater;
[Carmen] de octo vitiis principalibus



HAIL, bright Star of the Sea,

The Gentiles' light


divinely risen.

1. Ave, præclara maris stella,

 in lucem gentium,


 divinitus orta.


Well done, God's doorway,

Whom none can close.

The light of truth -

Himself the sun of justice

Clothed in flesh -

You guided into the world.

2. Euge, Dei porta,

 quae non aperta,

 veritatis lumen,

 ipsum Solem justitiae,

 indutum carne,

 ducis in orbem.


Virgin, earth’s jewel,

Heaven’s Queen,

Forechosen like the sun,

Beauty of the moon like lightning,

Know that all love you.

3. Virgo decus mundi,

 Regina coeli,

 praeelecta ut sol,

 pulchra lunaris ut fulgor,

 agnosce omnes te diligentes.


You, O full of faith,

Born a staff of Jesse’s lineage:

The patriarchs and prophets

Had longed for you.

4. Te plenam fide,

 virgam almae stirpis Jesse nascituram,

 priores desideraverant patres et prophetae.


You, O tree of life,

To bear by dew-distilling Spirit,

The almond with divine flower,

Gabriel sealed you.

 5. Te lignum vitae,

 sancto rorante pneumate parituram

divini floris amygdalum,

 signavit Gabriel.


You brought the Lamb

and reigning King of earth

From the rocky desert of Moab

To the mountain of Sion’s daughter.

6. Tu Agnum,

regem terrae dominatorem,

Moabtici de petra deserti

ad montem filiae Sion traduxisti.


You crushed raging Leviathan,

That writhing striking serpent,

Freeing the world from chastisement of guilt

7. Tuque furentem Leviathan,

 serpentem tortuosumque et vectem collidens,

 damnoso crimine mundum exemisti.


Thus we the remnants of the nations,

in honor of your dear memory,

who wondrously brought forth the atoning Lamb

Who reigns eternally in heaven -

Him we call down upon the altar

To be mysteriously immolated.

8. Hinc gentium nos reliquiae,

 tuae sub cultu memoriae

mirum in modum quem es enixa propitiationis Agnum,

 regnantem coelo aeternaliter,

 devocamus ad aram,

 mactandum mysterialiter.


 Hence the real Manna of the true Israelite,

    Visible now to the wondering sons of the true Abraham,

    Of which Moses’ [manna] was a prefigured type ,

Now is the veil withdrawn.

Pray O Virgin,

  That we may be made worthy
of that heavenly Bread.

9. Hinc manna verum Israelitis veris,


 veri Abrahae filiis admirantibus


quondam Moysi quod typus figurabat:


jam nunc abducto velo datur perspici.

Ora, virgo,

 nos illo pane coeli dignos effici.


Grant that of the sweet spring

   Foreshadowed by the rock in the desert.

   We may drink with sincere faith

And with girded loins, O lotus of the sea,

Behold the brazen serpent on the cross

10. Fac fontem dulcem,


 quem in deserto petra praemonstravit,


 degustare cum sincera fide,

 renesque constringi lotos in mari,

 anguem aeneum in cruce speculari.


 Grant us to draw near the holy fire, Word of the Father

         Red like flame,

Which you carried, Virgin mother,

Sandals [cast] from our feet,

  pure now in mouth, lips, and heart.

11. Fac igni sancto Patrisque Verbo quod,

 rubus ut flammam,

 tu portasti, virgo mater,

 facta pecuali pelle discinctos pede,

 mundos labiis cordeque propinquare.


Hear us,

For your Son

Honoring you, denies you nothing.

12. Audi nos,

 nam te Filius

nihil negans honorat.


 Save us,


      [we,] for whom your virgin mother prays

13. Salva nos,


 pro quibus Virgo Mater te orat.


Grant that we may see the fountain of goodness,

Grant that the purified eyes of our mind may fix on you.

14. Da fontem boni visere,

 da purae mentis oculos in te defigere.


After this,

the savor of wisdom and life will be comprehensible to the mind,

15. Quo hausto,


 sapientiae saporem vitae valeat mens intelligere,


To ransom the faith of the Christian with works

  and a blessed end to this sojurn

To pass over to you, Creator of the ages.


16. Christianismi fidem operibus redimire,

 beatoque fine ex hujus incolatu,

 saeculi auctor,

 ad te transire.


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