Author: Ascribed to Hermann Contractus (1013-1054). Meter: Hexameter. Julian’s Dict. of Hymnol. mentions translations by Cardinal Newman, and by Father Caswall and Wallace, O.S.B. For the above translation the editor has to thank the distinguished scholar, the Rt. Rev. Sir David Oswald Hunter-Blair, O.S.B. Liturgical Use: Antiphon of our Blessed Lady from the Vespers of the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent to the Feast of the Purification, inclusive.
“O loving Mother of the Redeemer, who dost remain the ever accessible portal of heaven, and the star of the sea, aid thy fallen people who strive to rise: thou who, a Virgin both before and after receiving that Ave from the mouth of Gabriel, didst, while nature wondered, give birth to thy Holy Creator; have pity on us sinners.”