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VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

WHIT SUNDAY / At second Vespers

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English: COME, HOLY GHOST, CREATOR BLEST (different tune)

Liber Usualis P.885

1 * All kneel for the first stanza.
Veni Creátor Spíritus,
Méntes tuórum vísita:
Imple supérna grátia,
Quæ tu creásti péctora.

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator come,
From Thy bright heavenly throne!
Come, take posession of our souls,
And make them all Thine own!
2 Qui díceris Paráclitus,
Altíssimi dónum Déi,
Fons vivus, ignis, cáritas,
Et spiritális únctio.
Thou who art called the Paraclete,
Best Gift of God above,
The Living Spring, the Living Fire,
Sweet Unction, and True Love!
3 Tu septifórmis múnere,
Dígitus Patérnæ déxteræ,
Tu rite promíssum Pátris,
Sermóne ditans gúttura.
Thou who art seven-fold in Thy grace,
Finger of God's right Hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand!
4 Accénde lúmen sénsibus,
Infúnde amórem córdibus,
Infírma nóstri córporis
Virtúte fírmans pérpeti.
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.
5 Hóstem repéllas lóngius,
Pacémque dónes prótinus:
Ductóre sic te prævio,
Vitémus ómne nóxium.
Far from us drive our hellish foe,
True peace unto us bring,
And through all perils guide us safe
Beneath Thy sacred wing.
6 Per te sciámus da Pátrem,
Noscámus atque Fílium,
Téque utriúsque Spíritum
Credámus ómni témpore.
Through Thee may we the Father know,
Through Thee the Eternal Son,
And Thee the Spirit of them Both
Thrice-blessed Three in One.
7 Déo Pátri sit glória,
Et Fílio, qui a mórtuis
Surréxit, ac Paráclito,
In sæculórum sæcula.
All glory to the Father be,
And to the risen Son;
The same to Thee, O Paraclete,
While endless ages run.
** Amen.
Amen.



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