O Sanctissima (O Most Holy One)

Translator: Neil Borgstrom, b. 1953

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First Line: O santissima, (O most holy one, O most lowly one, Praise to you, virgin Mary!)
Title: O Sanctissima (O Most Holy One)
Latin Title: O Santissima
Translator: Neil Borgstrom, b. 1953
Source: St. 1 Stimmen der Völker in Liedern, 1807; St. 2 Arundel Hymnal, 1902
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 2011
Copyright: Tr. © 1994, 2011, GIA Publications, Inc.



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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