O Queen of Heaven

O Queen of heaven, be joyful (Regína caeli, laetáre)

Translator: Winfred Douglas (alt.)
Tune: REGINA CAELI (45456)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia,
quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.


O Queen of heaven, be joyful, alleluia,
For he whom you have humbly borne for us, alleluia,
Has arisen, as he promised, alleluia,
Offer now our prayer to God, alleluia.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #162

Translator: Winfred Douglas

Charles Winfred Douglas (b. Oswego, NY, 1867; d. Santa Rosa, CA, 1944), an influential leader in Episcopalian liturgical and musical life. Educated at Syracuse University and St. Andrews Divinity School, Syracuse, New York, he moved to Colorado for his health. There he studied at St. Matthew's Hall, Denver, and founded the Mission of the Transfiguration in Evergreen (1897). Ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1899, he also studied in France, Germany and England, where he spent time with the Benedictines of Solesmes on the Island of Wight from 1903 to 1906. For much of his life, Douglas served as director of music at the Community of St. Mary in Peekskill, New York, and had associations with cathedrals in Denver, Colorado, and Fond… Go to person page >



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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #162


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