Translation © by David Wyatt

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.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

O Mary no such heavy guilt
Language: English  after the Latin 
O Mary no such heavy guilt can we have
That you cannot 
beg forgiveness 
from your Son for it.
Nothing is impossible
For your Son
Whom you bore
From your holy body,
Mother of mercy.


  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (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: 2012-05-30
Line count: 9
Word count: 35