Anonymous Gregorian - Ave mundi spes Maria CS-162b

public domain for solo voice / unison choir

year of composition: < 15th century

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Composer: Anonymous / Unknown
Text author: traditional

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Score:  source  
CS-162b 1CS-162b 2Ave mundi spes Maria CS-162b modern notation
My thanks and appreciation to  
Johan Everaert

for converting this score into modern music notation.

Ave mundi spes Maria,
ave mitis, ave pia, ave plena gratia.

Ave virgo singularis,
quæ per rubum designaris non passus incendia.
Hail, hope of the world, Mary,
hail, meek one, hail, loving one, hail, full of grace

Hail O singular virgin,
who was chosen to not suffer flames through brambles
Ave rosa speciosa, ave Jesse virgula:
Cujus fructus nostri luctus relaxavit vincula.

Ave cujus viscera contra mortis foedera ediderunt filium.
Ave carens simili,
mundo diu flebili reparasti gaudium.
Hail, beautiful rose, hail, staff of Jesse:
Whose fruit loosened the chains of our weeping

Hail whose womb bore a son against the law of death
Hail, O one lacking comparison,
still tearfully renewing joy for the world
Ave virginum lucerna,
per quam fulsit lux superna his quos umbra tenuit.

Ave virgo de qua nasci,
et de cujus lacte pasci res cćlorum voluit.
Hail, lamp of virgins,
through whom the heavenly light shone on these whom shadow holds.
Hail, O virgin from whom a thing of heaven wished to be born, and from whose milk feed.
Ave gemma coeli luminarium.
Ave Sancti Spiritus sacrarium.

Oh, quam mirabilis, et quam laudabilis hćc est virginitas!
In qua per spiritum facta paraclitum fulsit foecunditas.
Hail, gem of the lamps of heaven
Hail, sanctuary of the Holy Ghost
O, how wonderful, and how praiseworthy is this virginity!
In whom, made through the spirit, the paraclete, shone fruitfulness.
Oh, quam sancta, quam serena, quam benigna,
quam amoena esse virgo creditur!

Per quam servitus finitur,
posta coeli aperitur, et libertas redditur.
O how holy, how serene, how kind,
how pleasant the virgin is believed to be!

Through whom slavery is finished,
a place of heaven is opened, and liberty is returned.
Oh, castitatis lilium,
tuum precare filium, qui salus est humilium:

Ne nos pro nostro vitio,
in flebili judicio subjiciat supplicio.
O, lily of chastity,
pray to thy son, who is the salvation of the humble:

Lest we through our fault,
in the tearful judgment suffer punishment.
Sed nos tua sancta prece
mundans a peccati fćce collocet in lucis domo.

Amen dicat omnis homo.
But may she, by her holy prayer,
purifying from the dregs of sin, place us in a home of light

Amen let every man say.

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