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[Lord, have mercy] (Hildegard)

[Lord, have mercy] (Hildegard)

Adapter: Lisa Neufeld Thomas; Composer: Hildegard of Bingen
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Adapter: Lisa Neufeld Thomas

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Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [Lord, have mercy] (Hildegard)
Adapter: Lisa Neufeld Thomas
Composer: Hildegard of Bingen
Incipit: 11432 35653 21
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Missa de Sancta Hildegard, from;melody adapt. From a Kyrie by Hildegard of Bingen
Copyright: © 1996 Church Pension Fund


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