T028 Christi mater ave

Standardised text incipit: 
Christi mater ave
Reference sources: 

Full text: I-Mfd 1, ff. 114v-115r
Translation: Eva Ferro

Full text: 

Christi mater ave, sanctissima virgo Maria,
Partu, post partum sicut et ante manens;
Virgo, quae Christum peperisti, lacte educasti.
Me rege, me serva, me tueare, potens,
Me tibi commmendo, me, virgo, <re>linquere noli.
Ne peream, Christo funde, Maria, preces.

English translation: 

Hail mother of Christ, most holy Virgin Mary, who in birth, after birth just like before remained; you, virgin, who gave birth to Christ, who nourished him with milk. Govern me, protect me, defend me, o mighty, I commend myself to you, do not abandon me, o virgin. So that I may not perish, give your prayers to Christ, o Mary.