Salve Rex

Hail to thee, King of heaven, Lord of mercy,
Thou our life, our sweetness, and our hope: Hail.
To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee we sigh with mourning and weeping in this vale of sorrow.
Turn then, thou most gracious Advocate,
Turn thine eyes of mercy upon us,
And after this our exile, show thyself to us,
O merciful, O loving, O sweet Lord Jesu.

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About middlingpoet

From the Gawain poet to Rainer Maria Rilke: I love the English and German traditions of poetry.
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