from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The 95th Psalm, which is said or sung regularly in the public worship of many churches. Also, a musical composition adapted to this Psalm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In liturgies, the 95th Psalm.
- n. A musical setting, usually in chant form, of the above canticle.
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Venite, venite in Bethlehem is an exhortation to come to Bethlehem, and he explains that Bethlehem was a common Jacobean code word for England.
A selection of photographs are displayed here, and a set covering the whole of the liturgy from the reception of the bier to the singing of Sub venite to the commendation at the hearse may be viewed at this photostream.
I love repeating “venite adoremus!” over and over, building in volume till I could belt “dominum!”
Nune igitur venite, et occidamus illum, et projiciamus eum in unam
Et capite patrem vestrum, et familias vestras, et venite ad me: et dabo vobis bonum terrae Aegypti, et comedetis pinguedinem terrae.
Et tu jussus es, Hoc facite, capite vobis de terra Aegypti currus pro parvulis vestris, et pro uxoribus vestris: et tollite patrem vestrum, et venite.
Representatives of the various wards were told off to line the streets, the solemnity of the occasion being marked by the burning of torches, whilst chaplains stood in the porches of the various churches, clad in their richest copes, with thuribles in their hands, and chanted the _venite_ and incensed the royal remains as they passed.
Regem coeli cum pace, Plenum odorem vitae, Novum carmen cantate, Omnes sancti venite.
With regard to the Office and Mass which form the second portion of the Exsequioe, the Matins after a preliminary invitatorium: "Regem cui omnia vivunt, venite adoremus", consist of nine psalms divided as usual into three nocturns by three sets of lessons and responsories.
Filiae Jerusalem, venite et videte martyres cum coronis quibus coronavit eas Dominus.
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