FORM Responsory for the Virgin
DIFFICULTY Medium
LENGTH Medium
SOURCE Riesencodex f.468 recto

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TRANSLATION

O quam preciosa est virginitas
virginis huius
que clausam portam habet,
et cuius viscera
sancta divinitas calore suo
infudit,
ita quod flos in ea crevit. 

Et Filius Dei
per secreta ipsius
quasi aurora exivit.

Unde dulce germen,
quod Filius ipsius est,
per clausuram ventris eius
paradisum aperuit.

Et Filius Dei
per secreta ipsius
quasi aurora exivit.

O how priceless is the virginity
of this virgin
which has a shut door,
and whose organs
the sacred Godhead suffused
with its heat,
so that a flower grows within it. 

R. And the Son of God
went out through her own secret places
like the daybreak.

V. From that sweet shoot
which is her Son,
through the keyhole of her womb
she revealed paradise.

R. And the Son of God
went out through her own secret places
like the daybreak.

 


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Musical transcription by Allison Mondel
Latin translation by Hugh McElroy

© Eya Medieval Music

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