Translation © by Judith Kellock

Ave Maria
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ave Regina, vergine Maria, piena di grazia, 
Iddio è sempre teco,
Sopra ogni donna benedetta sia.
È 'l frutto del tuo ventre, il qual'io preco,
Che ci guardi dal mal, Cristo Gesù,
Sia benedetto, e noi tiri con seco.

Vergine benedetta, sempre tu
Ora per noi a Dio, che ci perdoni,
E diaci grazia a viver sì quaggiù.
Che 'l Paradiso al nostro fin ci doni,
Ave Maria, ora per noi a Dio, ora per noi.


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  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , title 1: "Hail queen, Virgin Mary", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-05-28
Line count: 11
Word count: 76

Hail queen, Virgin Mary
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Hail queen, Virgin Mary, full of grace, 
God is always with you.
Above all women may you be blessed.
And blessed be the fruit of your womb, 
Jesus Christ, to whom I pray
That he may keep us from evil and draw us unto him.

Blessed Virgin pray always to God for us, 
That he may pardon us
And give us the grace to live here below
That he may, at the end, give us Paradise
Hail Mary, pray to God for us, pray for us.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2013 by Judith Kellock, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-25
Line count: 11
Word count: 86