O greening branch

O greening branch!
You stand in your nobility

Like the rising dawn.
Rejoice now and exult

And deign to free the fools we are.
From our long slavery to evil

And hold out your hand
To raise us up.


Hildegard of Bingen

From: Teachings of the Christian Mystics.

Edited by: Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut


Christian Mystics

Spiritual Poets