Hail to the Queen who reigns above,
Mother of clemency and love,
Hail, thou, our hope, life, sweetness;
Eve's banished children cry to thee
We from this wretched vale of tears
Send sighs and groans unto thy ears;
O, then, sweet Advocate, bestow.
A pitying look on us below.
After this our exile, let us see
Our blessed Jesus, born of thee.
O merciful, O pious Maid,
O gracious Mary, lend thine aid.
Roman Breviary, Final Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin after Pentecost,
(Attr. to Hermann Contractus, 1013-1054)
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