Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Hail 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 vale of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us;
and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb.
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
The Salve Regina is one of four Marian anthems which is particularly suitable for the month of May being dedicated to Mary.