O quam glorifica

                                                                                                                                      St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK

1.  O how you sparkle with glorious light,
     Royal offspring of the Davidic stock,
     O Virgin mary, dwelling on high
     Over all the citizens of heaven.

2.  You, a mother with virginal honour,
     being chaste made ready in your holy bosom
     the court of your heart for heaven’s Lord;
     thence was born Christ, God in the flesh:

3.  He Whom all the world adores with veneration,
     to Whom now every knee is rightly bent;
     with your help we implore from Him the joys of light,
     with all darkness dispelled.

4.  Grant this, O Father of all light,
     through Your own Son, in the Holy Spirit,
     Who lives with You in the shining heavens,
     ruling and governing all the ages. Amen.

In honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Suggested use:  Hymn at Lauds (22 August);  Mass: Offertory


Note: The above music is from the Liber Usualis (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1961, page 1864) which is in public domain. The Latin text is from the Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 420) and used with permission from The Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. To obtain the music with updated notation, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius solesmes.com )

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