Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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 following,
taking from the mouth of Gabriel that Hail!
have mercy on our sins.

Advent Marian antiphon

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