Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

(Verse) Pray for us O holy Mother of God,

(Response) that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

salve regina - hail holy queen - hermann of reichenau
Roman Catholic Marian hymn composed in the Middle Ages by Hermann of Reichenau.