Virgo Dei Genitrix
1. O Virgin Mother of God,
He Whom the whole world does not contain,
enclosed Himself in thy womb,
being made man.
2. True faith in thy begotten Son
has cast out the sins of the world,
and for thee virginity
3. Thou art the Mother of divine love,
Thou the aiding power the world cries out to:
come in aid, O blessed one,
to thy servants.
4. Great glory be to the Father,
equal glory to the Son,
great glory to God the Holy Spirit.
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This sublime hymn has been sung for centuries in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is good to sing hymns to her praise, as that is very pleasing to Our Lord. He loved His mother dearly, and so we who are supposed to imitate Him must love her too. This hymn is sung at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, or other occasions where a Marian hymn is called for. It can be also be used during the Mass (such as at the Offertory, Communion, etc.).
This is found on the following CD(s):
Chant Compendium 1.
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