Alma Redemptoris Mater
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Original text and translations
- Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli porta manes,
- et stella maris, succurre cadenti, surgere qui curat populo:
- Tu quae genuisti, natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem:
- Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.
- Loving Mother of the Redeemer, who remains the gate by which we mortals enter heaven,
- and star of the sea, help your fallen people who strive to rise:
- You who gave birth, amazing nature, to your sacred Creator:
- Virgin prior and followng, taking from the mouth of Gabriel that Hail! have mercy on our sins.