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For Christ, my Lord, my spirit longs, for

For Christ, my Lord, my spirit longs, for

Author: Mechthild, of Magdeburg
Tune: HELENA (Bradbury)
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Mechthild, of Magdeburg

Mechthild of Helfta, or Mathilde in modern spelling, was a mystic author who lived in the Cisterian nunnery at Helfta near Eisleben, Germany. She is also known as Mechthild of Hackeborn, her parents' home. She was a younger sister of St. Gerturde of Hackeborn. She is mentioned in Bocaccio's Decameron, VII, 1, and in canto 28 of Dante's Purgatory. Cf. "Liber specialis gratiae" in Revelations Gertrudianae ac Mechtildianae (1877). Her "Liber specialis gratiae" was popular in England and was translated into English in the fifteenth century. More recently it has been edited by Theresa A. Halligan as The Booke of Gostlye Grace of Mechtild of Hackeborn (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1979). --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Arch… Go to person page >

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First Line: For Christ, my Lord, my spirit longs, for
Author: Mechthild, of Magdeburg
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Grace and Truth #126

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d78

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