Salve Regina

Francesco Cavalli

Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae,
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, Salve!
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii [H]evae,
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes,
In hac lacrimarum valle.

Eja 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.
Hail Queen, Mother of mercy
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee we cry, banished chidren of Eve,
To thee we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn, then, our advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy and after this our exile
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary

A Breviary anthem of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)