Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O Maria, nullam tam gravem
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O Maria, nullam tam gravem
possumus habere culpam
pro qua apud tuum Filium
non possis impetrare veniam.
Nihilque est impossibile
apud tuum Filium,
quem genuisti
de tuo sacro corpore,
Mater misericordiae.


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô Marie, nous ne pouvons avoir", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "O Mary no such heavy guilt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-08-07
Line count: 9
Word count: 31

Ô Marie, nous ne pouvons avoir
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Ô Marie, nous ne pouvons avoir
Aucune faute si grave
Qu'auprès de ton fils
Tu ne puisses obtenir le pardon.
Et rien n'est impossible
À ton fils,
À qui tu as donné naissance
De ton corps sacré,
Mère de miséricorde.


  • Translation from Latin to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2009-08-25
Line count: 9
Word count: 40