O virtus Sapientiae By: Hildegard von Bingen

Editions

Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: S , A , T , B
Date: 12th century
Language: Latin
Tags: chant religious translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
O virtus Sapientiae,O strength of Wisdom Beyond Time,
quae circuiens circuistiwho, in making circles, circled all,
comprehendendo omniathus encompassing everything
in una via, quae habet vitam,in just one pathway, all life conferring,
tres alas habens,with three wings You fly:
quarum una in altum volat,One wing soars to the highest heavens,
et altera de terra sudat,and one distills on earth its essence;
et tertia undique volat.the third wing suffuses existence.
Laus tibi sit, sicut te decet,All praise to You, just as is fitting,
O Sapientia.O Wisdom Beyond Time.
Hildegard von BingenCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.