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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(song), applied commonly to sacred songs chanted in the Church, such as the Benedicite.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Canticle'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/canticle.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.