Hymn for Whitsunday (Benjamin Carr)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-19)  CPDL #66278:       
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.

General Information

Title: Hymn for Whitsunday
First Line: Veni, Creator Spiritus
First Line: Spirit, Creator of mankind
Composer: Benjamin Carr
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: Organ

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.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni Creator Spiritus.

English.png English translation

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