Virgo Dei Genitrix
1. Virgo Dei Genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis:
In tua se clausit viscera factus homo.
2. Vera fides Geniti purgavit crimina mundi,
Et tibi virginitas inviolata manet.
3. Te matrem pietatis, opem te clamitat orbis:
Subvenias famulis, O benedicta, tuis.
4. Gloria magna Patri, compar sit gloria Nato,
Spiritui Sancto gloria magna Deo.
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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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