The Body of Christ

O eternal God,
Turn us into the arms and hands,
The legs and feet
Of your beloved Son, Jesus.
You gave birth to him in heaven
Before the creation of the earth.
You gave birth to us on earth,
To become his living body.
Make us worthy to be his limbs,
And so worthy to share
In his eternal bliss.

St. Hildegard of Bingen, 1098 – 1179, German writer, composer, Benedictine abbess

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Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

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