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The mother was standing

a medieval Latin hymn on the suffering
of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion

by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

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Stabat mater dolorósa
juxta Crucem lacrimósa,
dum pendébat Fílius.

At the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to her Son to the last.

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2. Cuius ánimam geméntem,
contristátam et doléntem
pertransívit gládius.

Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
all His bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.

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3. O quam tristis et afflícta
fuit illa benedícta,
mater Unigéniti!

O how sad and sore distressed
was that Mother, highly blest,
of the sole-begotten One.

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4. Quae mœrébat et dolébat,
pia Mater, dum vidébat
nati pœnas ínclyti.

Christ above in torment hangs,
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious Son.

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5. Quis est homo qui non fleret,
matrem Christi si vidéret
in tanto supplício?

Is there one who would not weep,
whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ’s dear Mother to behold?

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6. Quis non posset contristári
Christi Matrem contemplári
doléntem cum Fílio?

Can the human heart refrain
from partaking in her pain,
in that Mother’s pain untold?

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7. Pro peccátis suæ gentis
vidit Jésum in torméntis,
et flagéllis súbditum.

Bruis’d, derided, curs’d, defiled,
She beheld her tender child
All with bloody scourges rent.

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8. Vidit suum dulcem Natum
moriéndo desolátum,
dum emísit spíritum.

For the love of His own nation,
Saw Him hang in desolation,
Till His spirit forth He sent.

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9. Eja, Mater, fons amóris
me sentíre vim dolóris
fac, ut tecum lúgeam.

O thou Mother! fount of love!
Touch my spirit from above,
make my heart with thine accord:

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10. Fac, ut árdeat cor meum
in amándo Christum Deum
ut sibi compláceam.

Make me feel as thou hast felt;
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ my Lord.

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11. Sancta Mater, istud agas,
crucifíxi fige plagas
cordi meo válide.

Let me share with thee His pain,
who for all my sins was slain,
who for me in torments died.

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12. Tui Nati vulneráti,
tam dignáti pro me pati,
pœnas mecum dívide.

Let me mingle tears with thee,
mourning Him who mourned for me,
all the days that I may live:

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13. Fac me tecum pie flere,
crucifíxo condolére,
donec ego víxero.

By the Cross with thee to stay,
there with thee to weep and pray,
is all I ask of thee to give.

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14. Juxta Crucem tecum stare,
et me tibi sociáre
in planctu desídero.

Virgin of all virgins blest!,
Listen to my fond request:
let me share thy grief divine;

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15. Virgo vírginum præclára,
mihi iam non sis amára,
fac me tecum plángere.

Let me, to my latest breath,
in my body bear the death
of that dying Son of thine.

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16. Fac ut portem Christi mortem,
passiónis fac consórtem,
et plagas recólere.

Wounded with His every wound,
steep my soul till it hath swooned,
in His very Blood away;

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17. Fac me plagis vulnerári,
fac me Cruce inebriári,
et cruóre Fílii.

Wounded with His every wound,
steep my soul till it hath swooned,
in His very Blood away;

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18. Flammis ne urar succénsus,
per te, Virgo, sim defénsus
in die iudícii.

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
lest in flames I burn and die,
in His awful Judgment Day.

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19. Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
da per Matrem me veníre
ad palmam victóriæ.

Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
be Thy Mother my defense,
be Thy Cross my victory;

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20. Quando corpus moriétur,
fac, ut ánimæ donétur
paradísi glória.

While my body here decays,
may my soul Thy goodness praise,
Safe in Paradise with Thee.
.

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Our Lady of Sorrows,
Pray for us

On the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
15 September 2021

Salve Regina

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