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Salve, Mundi Domina


Unison choir or solo voice
Lyrics: Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Language: Latin
Duration: 1:30 min
Format: PDF

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Unison choir a cappella or solo voice

I wrote this hymn for the Good Shepherd Schola Cantorum for use in the Mass in the Extraordinary Form on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The text comes from the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (Officium parvum Conceptionis Immaculatae), Ad Matutinum (At Matins).


Hail, Queen of the Heavens!
Hail, Mistress of earth!
Hail, Virgin most pure
of immaculate birth!

Clear star of the morning
in beauty enshrined!
O Lady make speed
to the help of mankind.

Thee God in the depth
of eternity chose;
and formed thee all fair,
as His glorious spouse;

And called thee His Word’s
own Mother to be,
by Whom He created
the earth, sky, and sea.


Salve, mundi Domina,
cælorum Regina:
Salve, Virgo virginum,
stella matutina.

Salve, plena gratia,
clara luce divina.
Mundi in auxilium,
Domina, festina.

Ab æterno Dominus
te præordinavit
matrem unigeniti
Verbi, quo creavit.

Terram, pontum, æthera,
te pulchram ornavit
sibi Sponsam, quæ
in Adam non peccavit.