Text: Ave Maria (Desprez)

Josquin Desprez (c. 1450–1521)

Original Text English Translation
Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
et benedictus fructus ventris tui,
Jesus Christus Filius Dei vivi.
Et benedicta sint beata ubera tua
quae lactaverunt regem regum,
et Dominum Deum nostrum.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
Jesus Christ, son of the living God.
And blessed be your happy breasts
that nursed the king of kings
and the Lord our God.


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