Folio 95v

Devotions to the Virgin Mary, continued.

Hymn, Ave mater salvatoris, continued.



The author salutes the Virgin as the gate of celestial light; as the seat of the ruler over all; through her, the world of the flesh was saved and restored. Hermits venerate her. She is like the burning bush, unscorched by the heat of carnal lust. The author hails her as a precious stone, a red rose without a thorn, who represents the glory of maidens, the honour and virtue of women.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998

tis ferens fructum,
mortis nostre tergens luctum.\
Gaude per quam generatur
qui in celis adoratur.\

Salve porta summe lucis
munda sedes summi\ ducis.
Salve per quam salus datur
caro\ omnis reparatur.
Salve mater fons vite
quem\ adorant heremite.
Salve rubus incombu\stus
estu carnis non adustus.
Salve mun\da et subtilis
velud manna sed non vilis.\
Salve virga Yesse florem,
cuius scimus salva\torem.
Salve semper clausa porta,
manu\ fortis stirpe orta.
Salve virgo ante partum\
casta manens et post partum.
Salve arbor\ cuius fructu
caret mundus omni luctu.

Va\le gemma preciosa
sine spina rubens rosa.\
Vale decus puellarum
honor virtus feminarum.\
Vale pulcra velud luna,
uni vero deo una\
Vale mortis suffocatrix,
nove vite reparatrix.\
Vale per quam est sublatus,
dolor omnis\ honor datus.
Vale litis unica [inimica],
pacis con\cors et amica.
Vale pia stella maris
naufra-\



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