Virgo Dei Genetrix

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1.  O Virgin Mother of God,
     He Whom the whole earth cannot contain,
     enclosed Himself, made man, within your womb.

2.  The true faith of the Son has cleansed the
     world’s sins,
     and your virginity remains inviolate.    

3.  Mother of tenderness, 
     the world is crying out to you for your help:
     come to the aid of your servants, O blessed lady.

4.  Great glory be to the Father,
     equal glory be to the Son;
     and the Holy Spirit, great glory to God.  Amen.


    Liber Hymnarius page 579


 In honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  Suggested use:  Matins (Morning prayer).  Mass: Offertory, Communion; Benediction


The Latin text is from Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 579) and used with permission from The Abbey Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. To obtain the music, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius solesmes.com ).  Note that the music has been revised and is different from older publications such as the Liber usualis.

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