Hildegard of Bingen

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O Rubor Sanguinis

O rubor sanguinis,
qui de excelso illo fluxisti,
quod divinitas tetigit,
tu flos es,
quem hiems de flatu serpentis
num quam laesit.

English Translation

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© 2010 Norma Gentile. Available from Healing Chants. Reproduced with permission, all rights reserved.

O red blood
which flowed from on high,
where divinity touched.
you are a flower
that the winter of the serpent's breath
never harmed.