Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Ave, dulcissima Maria
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): GER
Ave, dulcissima Maria,
vera spes et vita, dulce refrigerium!
O Maria, flos virginum,
ora pro nobis Jesum.1

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1 Lauridsen adds "o Maria. Alleluia."


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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Gegrüßet seist du, liebreichste Maria", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 17

Gegrüßet seist du, liebreichste Maria
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Latin 
Gegrüßet seist du, liebreichste Maria,
wahre Hoffnung, wahres Leben, süße Labung!
O Maria, Blüte der Jungfrauen,
bitte für uns bei Jesus.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 21