Catholic Chant
Keeping the Faith through Music
Salve Regina

Latin English
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae:
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
In hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,
Illos tuos misericordes oculos
Ad nos converte.
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis, post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens! O pia!
O dulcis Virgo Maria!
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, O most gracious Advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this, our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement! O loving!
O sweet Virgin Mary!
Season: All
Use: General hymn for Mass, processions, or private prayer

As the mother of our King, we greet Mary as our Queen.  Once again we beseech her help and protection in persevering through this life's sufferings, and obtaining the eternal reward of seeing her Son.  One of the concluding prayers of the rosary, the Salve Regina is traditionally an evening hymn.