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Gaude Virgo


Per la Madonna
Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Latin

Gaude Virgo plena laude.
Verbi Genitrix beata
super omnes exaltata.
Non cessabunt, non decrescent,
sed durabunt et florescent tua gaudia.
Gaude Virgo plena laude.

Ad te, Regina, ad te recurro,
ad te, Maria, ad te venio,
ad te, Diva, confugio,
te gemens, te penitens, imploro.
Gaude Virgo plena laude.

Mea verba Verbi mater ne despicias.
Audi clemens, audi pia,
exaudi propitia,


Rejoice, Virgin, full of praise

For our Lady

Rejoice, Virgin, full of praise.
Blessed Mother of the Word,
exalted above all.
Your joys will not cease,
they will not diminish.
Rejoice, Virgin, full of praise.

To you, Queen, I hasten to return,
to you, Mary, to you I come,
to you, Blessed one, I flee for refuge,
lamenting, repenting, I appeal to you.
Rejoice, Virgin, full of praise.

Mother of the Word, do not despise my words.
Hear me merciful one, hear pious one,
grant your favor,

Translated by:

David Larrick with revisions by Richard Kolb

Translations by Owen Daly and Dr. David Larrick have been specially commissioned by Please credit this site and the translators if you choose to use these texts.

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