Aia María

Tolkien’s translation of the Ave Maria prayer into Quenya

Composed in the 1950s, this work was published in the "Words of Joy (Part One)" article in Vinyar Tengwar #43. No translation was given alongside it, but we offer the original English translation:

Hail Mary, full of grace
the Lord is with thee
blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death: Amen

Source [VT43]. Published 2017-12-01T09:35:29+00:00 and edited 2017-12-01T09:35:29+00:00 by Elaran