by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Erhab'ne Mutter unsers Herrn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Erhab'ne Mutter unsers Herrn,
Du Himmelspforte, Morgenstern,
Hilf deinem schwachen Volk, das fiel
Und von dem Fall aufstehen will.

Du hast geboren wunderbar
[Den]1, der dein heil'ger Schöpfer war;
Du durftest auch als Mutter sein,
Was vor du warst: jungfräulich rein.

Dich hat einst Gabriel gegrüßt,
Daß du die Gnadenvolle bist;
Erwirb uns, Mutter! Gottes Huld
Für alle uns're Sündenschuld.

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1 Reger (op. 61e): "Dem"


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Alma Redemptoris Mater", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Alma Redemptoris Mater
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Noble Mother of our Lord,
Thou gateway of Heaven, morning star,
Help Thy poor people, who have fallen
And desire to get up from the fall.

Thou hast wondrously borne
[Him]1, who was Thy holy creator;
Even as a mother, Thou wert allowed to be
What Thou wert before: virginally pure.

Gabriel once greeted Thee,
That Thou art full of grace;
Attain for us, Mother! the benevolence of God
For the whole burden of our sins.

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1 Reger (op. 61e): "To Him"


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Line count: 12
Word count: 76