Descends, Esprit de Dieu

Author: Bianco da Siena

Bianco da Siena (b. Anciolina, circa 1350; d. Venice, Italy, circa 1434), an Italian poet and wool worker who was born at Anciolina, in the Val d'Arno. 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, possibly because of fear of not being able to control their mystical fervor. 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. Emily Brink… Go to person page >

Translator: Henri Capieu

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First Line: Descends, Esprit de Dieu
Italian Title: Discendi, Amor santo
Author: Bianco da Siena
Translator: Henri Capieu (1950)
Source: Rev. Les Cahiers Liturgiques, éd. 2001
Language: French
Notes: Spanish translation: See also "Desciende, oh Santo Dios" by Federico Pagura; English translation: "Come down, O Love Divine" by Richard Frederick Littledale
Copyright: Tr. Henri Capieu, 1950, © "Cantate Domino" éd. 1963


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