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VENI SANCTAE SPIRITUS
The Golden Sequence, for the Pentecost Eucharistic liturgy. From its opening lines, "Come, Holy Spirit," the hymn sustains the theme of asking for an increase of the seven gifts. Its author was most probably Stephen Langton (d. 1228), Archbishop of Canterbury.
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