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Alma Redemptoris Mater

SSAATTBB setting of the traditional Latin Marian antiphon for Advent and Christmastide, "Alma Redemptoris Mater." 



Alma Redemptoris Mater,

quae pervia caeli Porta manes,

et stella maris, sucurre 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 accessible Gateway of Heaven,

and Star of the Sea,

Give aid to a falling people
that strives to rise;
O Thou who begot thy holy Creator,

while all nature marvelled,

Virgin before and after
receiving that "Ave"

from the mouth of Gabriel,
have mercy on sinners.

Alma Redemptoris Mater

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