Hail, Queen of Heaven, the ocean Star
Hail, Queen of Heaven, the ocean Star. John Lingard* (1771-1851).
This is Lingard’s translation of ‘Salve, regina’* (sometimes ‘Salve, regina (mater) misericordiae’). According to Milgate (1982, p. 209) it was published in The Catholic Magazine V (1834) and signed ‘Pros’. It was included in Lingard’s Manual of Prayers (York, 1840), and in Suffield and Palmer’s Crown of Jesus* (1862). Milgate notes its publication in the USA in The Sacred Wreath 1867, ‘and in innumerable others to the present day.’ It had four stanzas:
Hail, Queen of Heav’n, the ocean Star! Guide of the wand’rer here below! Thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care - Save us from peril and from woe. Mother of...
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