O Sanctissima

Representative Text

O sanctissima, o piissima
Dulcis Virgo Maria!
Mater amata, intemerata,
Ora, ora pro nobis!

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #599

Text Information

First Line: O sanctissima, o piissima
Title: O Sanctissima
Source: St. 1 Stimmen der Völker in Liedern, 1807; St. 2 Arundel Hymnal, 1902
Language: Latin
Copyright: Public Domain



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #690


Catholic Book of Worship III #468

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #734


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #599

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Worship (3rd ed.) #712

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