Laus Tibi Sancte Spíritus

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard, St., Virgin and Abbess, was born at Bockelheim, or Bockenheim, Frankfurt, 1098. Her father, Hildebert, was one of the Knights of Meginhard, Count of Spanheim. When eight years old she was committed to tho care of a sister of the Count, Jutta, the Abbess of St. Disibod, a position in which she was succeeded by Hildegard in 1136. Under the rule of Hildegard the convent became so crowded that a new one was built at Rupertsberg, near Bingen, into which, in 1147, Hildegard removed with eighteen Sisters. Hildegard gained great notoriety in very early life on account of visions to which, it is said, she was subject from her 6th to her 15th year. In later life she filled a considerable place in the history of her times, not only as a wri… Go to person page >

Adapter: Mary Louise Bringle

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First Line: O Holy Spirit, Flowing Light
Title: Laus Tibi Sancte Spíritus
Author: Hildegard of Bingen
Adapter: Mary Louise Bringle
Meter: 888 with alleluia and refrain
Source: Inspired by the writings of Hildegard of Bingen
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Laus tibi Sancte Spiritus
Copyright: © 2002, GIA Publications, Inc.


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