New Video Background Music

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    William C. MichaelWilliam C. Michael

    I’m going to be publishing a great deal of video content for the children, especially little ones, and I will have some background music in the opening and closing slides that I assume parents would want to understand.

    First, here’s the clip that will play:

    The music is a piece of Gregorian Chant, consisting of two stanzas from the Latin hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus” (Come, Holy Spirit). They read:

    Tu, septiformis munere,
    digitus paternae dexterae,
    Tu rite promissum Patris,
    sermone ditans guttura.

    Accende lumen sensibus:
    infunde amorem cordibus:
    infirma nostri corporis
    virtute firmans perpeti.

    These lines translate as:

    Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace,
    finger of God’s right hand;
    his promise, teaching little ones
    to speak and understand.

    O guide our minds with thy blest light,
    with love our hearts inflame;
    and with thy strength, which ne’er decays,
    confirm our mortal frame.

    I felt these were appropriate lines for school videos, and we can offer up the prayer they express for our children whenever we hear them playing.

    God bless,
    William C. Michael
    Classical Liberal Arts Academy

    Leslie HickmanLeslie Hickman

    Beautiful! I have chanted that song many times, but only just now saw those verses in that certain light. How wonderful!


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