Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures

Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures. Latin, translated by Robert Campbell* (1814-1868). First published in Campbell’s Hymns and Anthems for Use in the Holy Services of the Church within the United Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane (Edinburgh, 1850), where it was entitled ‘Commemoration of Evangelists’. It was a translation of three stanzas from two anonymous Sequences of the 12th century, ‘Iucundare, plebs fidelis’, and ‘Plausu chorus laetabundo’ (altered by Clichtoveus*: see below). At one time ‘Iucundare, plebs fidelis’ was thought of as the work of Adam of St Victor* (see JJ, p. 608: Léon Gautier, who printed it as the work of Adam in his Oeuvres Poétiques d’Adam de...

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