Hymn for Whitsunday (Benjamin Carr)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2021-10-19). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 91 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from Carr's Sacred Harmony, 1803.
Title: Hymn for Whitsunday
First Line: Veni, Creator Spiritus
First Line: Spirit, Creator of mankind
Composer: Benjamin Carr
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
First published: 1803 in Benjamin Carr's Sacred Harmony
Description: Words Veni, Creator Spiritus from the 9th Century, with seven stanzas. Carr used stanzas 1 and 5 in his composition. English translation by Benjamin Carr, 1803.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Veni Creator Spiritus.
Spirit, creator of mankind,
Visit every pious mind,
And sweetly let thy grace invade
Such breasts, O Lord, as thou hast made.
Chase far away our mortal foe,
And thy peace on us bestow;
Let thy direction to us shine,
That sin and vice we may decline.
Translation by Benjamin Carr