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450. Be Joyful, Mary

1 Be joyful, Mary, heav'nly Queen,
be joyful, Mary!
Your grief is changed to joy serene,
Alleluia! Rejoice, rejoice, O Mary!

2 The Son you bore by heaven's grace,
be joyful, Mary!
Did by his death our guilt erase,
Rejoice, rejoice, O Mary!

3 The Lord has risen from the dead,
be joyful, Mary!
He rose in glory as he said,
Rejoice, rejoice, O Mary!

4 Then pray to God, O Virgin fair,
be joyful, Mary!
That he our souls to heaven bear,
Alleluia! Rejoice, rejoice, O Mary!

Text Information
First Line: Be joyful, Mary, heav'nly Queen
Title: Be Joyful, Mary
Latin Title: Regina Caeli, jubila
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 5 8 4 7
Topic: Easter Vigil; Easter; Easter Season (4 more...)
Source: Latin, 17th C.; Tr. anon in Psallite, 1901
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 8 5 8 4 7
Key: F Major
Source: Leisentritt's Gesangbuch, 1584, alt.