Veni Creator

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Veni Creator vē′nī krē-ā′tor, —more fully, 'Veni Creator Spiritus'—a hymn of the Roman Breviary, used at Whitsuntide, ordinations, &c
    • Veni Creator not to be confounded with the Veni Sancte Spiritus, Et emitte coelitus, the 'Golden Sequence.'
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Usage

In literature:

The abbe, deeply moved, recited the "Veni Creator" in a species of religious ecstasy.
"Ursula" by Honore de Balzac
The latter was in his surplice, and chanted a 'Veni Creator, Salve Regina, and Tantum ergo'.
"Marquise de Brinvilliers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The latter was in his surplice, and chanted a 'Veni Creator, Salve Regina, and Tantum ergo'.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Then, in a very low voice, but quite clearly, he repeated the second verse of the VENI, CREATOR SPIRITUS.
"The Rosary" by Florence L. Barclay
The nuncio chanted the Veni Creator.
"The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X" by Imbert De Saint-Amand
Veni Creator, Mrs. M.R.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The Eighth is simply a choral setting of the "Veni, Creator" and the closing scene of Goethe's "Faust.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS, The hymn, Isaiah I., 186.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
Another celebrated hymn, which belongs to the first medieval period, is the "Veni Creator Spiritus" ("Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire").
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
Whenever we sing the "Veni Creator" we sing John Dryden.
"The Greatest English Classic" by Cleland Boyd McAfee
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In poetry:

Doth then the pure white Light grow dim,
And must it be for ever thus?
Listen! I hear a far-off Hymn,
Veni, Creator, Spiritus!
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

When the assembled multitudes burst forth at the opening — a bracing and embracing treatment of the Latin hymn "Veni, Creator Spiritus" — all that vibrating and resounding can easily set off chills.
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