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Ave Maria lyrics:

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria

English
Hail Mary
full of grace
the Lord is with thee
blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary
Mother of God
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

About this song:

The Latin hymn "Ave Maria" is one of the oldest and most popular prayers to Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The first part of this hymn "Hail (Mary) full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women" is the words used by the Angel Gabriel to salute Mary and inform her of the divine conception. The second part of the hymn "blessed is the fruit of thy womb (Jesus)" is the words used by Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, to greet Mary.

The traditional music for Ave Maria is based on a score by Bach, modified by Charles Gounod.

We have many other Christmas songs about Mary on this site.

Here is a video Ave Maria


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