Sancta et immaculata virginitas

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Assigned as the 6th Responsory at Matins of Christmas in the Liber usualis, but frequently used for Marian feasts as well.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sancta et immaculata virginitas,
quibus te laudibus efferam nescio:
Responsum
quia quem caeli capere non poterant,
tuo gremio contulisti.
Versus
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
et benedictus fructus ventris tui.

in aeternum permanes Virgo.
 

English.png English translation

O holy and immaculate virginity,
I know not by what praises I may extol thee:
Responsum
for thou hast born in thy womb,
whom the heavens could not contain.
Versus
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

Thou abidest a virgin for ever.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Heilige en smetteloze maagdelijkheid,
ik weet niet door welke lofzangen ik u zal prijzen
Responsum
want gij hebt in uw schoot gedragen
hem, die de hemelen niet konden omvatten
Versus
Gezegend zijt gij onder de vrouwen
en gezegend is de vrucht van uw schoot.
 

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