Hildegard von Bingen - 1098 - 1179 - was born in the 11th century in Germany. She said that she 'met God' and started receiving visions from Him. She was illiterate at the time that she 'met God' and it was illegal back than for a woman to learn how to read and write. After she met God, she was able not only to read and write in several different languages, but she was also able to compose music. The only reason she was not arrsted for doing so, is that the people believed her account of meeting God and receiving visions from Him.
The music that she composed was the actual music that she heard when she met God. It was the music straight from Heaven that the angels were singing, to praise God
Most of the music that she wrote was in Latin.
Hildegard von Bingen - Kyrie
(Lord, have mercy)
(Christ, have mercy)
(The elected One eleison)
Almight, have Mercy...
Elected One have Mercy...
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis...
(Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest...)
The word "mercy" is the translation of the Greek word "eleos". This word has the same ultimate root as the old Greek word for "oil", or more precisely, "olive oil". Olive oil was used extensively as a soothing agent for bruises and minor wounds. Also it was used to pour over the heads of New Kings as a symbol of divine election.
The Greek words "Kyrie, eleison" have the meaning "Lord, soothe me, comfort me, show me your steadfast Love...
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