O Sanctissima

Representative Text

1 O Sanctissima, O purissima,
Dulcis Virgo Maria.

2 Tota pulchraes, O Maria,
Et macula non est inte.

Mater amata, intemerata,
Ora, ora pro nobis.
Mater amata, intemerata,
Ora, ora pro nobis.

3 Sicut lilium, Inter spinas,
Sic Maria inter filias. [Chorus]

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #94b

Text Information

First Line: O sanctissima, O purissima
Title: O Sanctissima
Language: Latin
Refrain First Line: Ora, ora pro nobis
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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Laudis Corona #94b

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The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d131

The Hymn Book of the New Sunday School Companion #d29

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