Music © P. & C. Allsop 2008

Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)

mater misericordiae (mother of mercy, Hail)

Vita dulcedo (our life, our sweetness)

et spes nostra

Spes nostra, salve (Hail our hope)


To you we cry (Ad te clamamus)

poor banished children of Eve (exsules filii Hevae)

To you we sigh (Ad te suspiramus),

mourning and weeping (gementes et flentes)

in this vale of tears (in hac lacrimarum valle)


(Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos)

Turn then thine eyes of mercy

(Misericordes oculos ad nos converte)

Most gracious Advocate to us

And after this our exile

(Et Iesum, benedictum fructum)

show us Jesus

(ventris tui nobis post hoc)

Blessed fruit of your womb.

(exilium ostende)


O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary

Pray for us God’s holy mother

That we may be made worthy of

the promises of Christ.