Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above

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1 Hail, holy Queen enthroned above; O Maria!
Hail, mother of mercy and of love, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim;
Sing with us, ye seraphim!
Heav'n and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

2 Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria! [Refrain]

3 And when our life-breath leaves us, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, Christ Jesus. O Maria! [Refrain]

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #205

Author: Contractus Hermannus

Hermannus Contractus (also known as Herimanus Augiensis or Hermann von Reichenau) was the son of Count Wolverad II von Altshausen. He was born 18 February, 1013 at Altshausen (Swabia). He was a cripple at birth, but intellectually gifted. Therefore his parents sent him to be taught by Abbot Berno on the island of Reichenau. He took his monastic vows here and died on Reichenau 21 September, 1054. He was a mathematician, astronomer, musician, chronicler, and poet, among other things. He is frequently credited as the author of "Alma Redemptoris Mater" and "Salve Regina" Dianne Shapiro, from Schlager, P. (1910). Hermann Contractus. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved October 13, 2014 from New Advent: ht… Go to person page >



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