From "O tu suavissima virga." O tu suavissima virga frondens de stirpe lesse, o quam magna virtus est quod divinitas in pulcherrimam filiam aspexit, sicut aquila in solem oculum suum ponit: Cum supernus Pater claritatem Virginis adtendit ubi Verbum suum in ipsa incarnari voluit. O sweetest branch budding from the stock of Jesse, what a mighty work this is! God gazed on his fairest daughter as an eagle sets its eye upon the sun:

From Voice of the living light: Hildegard of Bingen and her world by Barbara Newman

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  • Example 2. From "O tu suavissima virga." O tu suavissima virga frondens de stirpe lesse, o quam magna virtus est quod divinitas in pulcherrimam filiam aspexit, sicut aquila in solem oculum suum ponit: Cum supernus Pater claritatem Virginis adtendit ubi Verbum suum in ipsa incarnari voluit. O sweetest branch budding from the stock of Jesse, what a mighty work this is! God gazed on his fairest daughter as an eagle sets its eye upon the sun: