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Regina cœli lætare

Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven

The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal

Regina cœli lætare, alleluja,
Quia quem maruisti portare, alleluja,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluja,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluja.
Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven! Alleluia.
He whom it was thine to bear; Alleluia.
As He promised, hath arisen; Alleluia.
Plead for us a pitying prayer; Alleluia.

Author: Unknown; it is found in 14th cent. manuscripts. Translation by Father Caswall. Liturgical Use: Antiphon of Our Lady from Compline of Holy Saturday, inclusive, till None of the Saturday after Pentecost, inclusive.