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HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LIGHT / Pentecost

Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Ascribed to POPE INNOCENT III, d.1216, Tr. Edward Caswall, d.1878 / Samuel Webbe The Elder, d.1816

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English: COME, THOU HOLY SPIRIT, COME

HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LIGHT

1 Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From the clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give.
Come Thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come, Thou Light of all that live.
2 Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul's delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.
Thou in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
3 Light immortal, Light divine,
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill.
If Thou take Thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.
4 Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away.
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
5 Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
Wish Thy sev'nfold gifts descend.
Give us comfort when we die;
Give us life with Thee on high;
Give us joys that never end.


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