Descends, Esprit de Dieu

Author: Biano Di Siena

Bianco da Siena, born at Anciolina, in the Val d'Arno, date unknown. In 1367 he entered the Order of Jesuates, consisting of unordained men who followed the rule of St. Augustine. This order was instituted in that year by one John Colombinus of Siena, and suppressed by Pope Clement IX. in 1668. Little is known of Bianco beyond the fact that he is said to have lived in Venice for some years, and died there in 1434. His hymns were published at Lucca, in 1851, and edited by T. Bini, under the title, Laudi spirituali del Bianco da Siena. This work contains 92 pieces. Of these the following have been translated into English, and have come into common use:— 1. Discendi, Amor santo. The Holy Spirit de¬sired. This is No. 35 in the above… Go to person page >

Translator: Henri Capieu

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First Line: Descends, Esprit de Dieu
English Title: Come down, O love divine
Author: Biano Di Siena
Translator: Henri Capieu (1950)
Source: rév. Les Cahiers Liturgiques, éd. 2001
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: tr. Henri Capieu, 1950, ©Cantate Domino, éd. 1963


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