by Serafín Álvarez Quintero (1871 - 1938) and by Joaquín Álvarez Quintero (1873 - 1944)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Saeta en forma de Salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG
¡Dios te salve, Macarena,
madre de los sevillanos, paz y vida!
¡La vida que alivia toda pena,
la que cura con sus manos toda herida!
¡Dios te salve, luz del cielo,
siempre estrella y siempre aurora de bonanza!
¡La que ampara todo anhelo;
la divina sembradora de esperanza!
¡Dios te salve, Maria, madre de gracia llena;
alma de Andalucía, sol de la Macarena!


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Saeta in the form of a Hail Mary to the Virgin of Hope", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 63

Saeta in the form of a Hail Mary to the Virgin of Hope
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
God save you, Virgin of Macarena,
mother of Sevillians, peace, and life!
Life which eases all sorrow,
whose hands heal all injury!
God save you, light of heaven,
always [a] star and [the] dawn of prosperity!
She who protects all desire,
the divine sower of hope!
God save you, Mary, mother full of grace,
soul of Andalusia, sun of La Macarena!


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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-29
Line count: 10
Word count: 61