The living breathe in My sweet perfume,
and they breathe out praise of Me.
They never die
because I am their Life.
I flame out--intense, godly Life--over the shining fields of corn,
I glow in the shimmer of the fire's embers,
I burn in the sun and the moon and the stars.
The secret Life of Me breathes in the wind
and holds all things together soulfully.
This is God's voice.
~Hildegard of Bingen, "Hymn"~