VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS
The hymn Veni Sancte Spiritus is read or sung at Pentecost. This beautiful tribute to the Holy Spirit is said to have been written by Stephen Langton, the archbishop of Canterbury around the year 1200.
Come, O Holy Spirit, come!
From your bright and blissful Home
Rays of healing light impart.
Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of every human heart.
You, of all consolers best,
Of the soul, most kindly Guest,
Quickening courage do bestow.
In hard labor You are rest,
In the heat You refresh best,
And solace give in our woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.
Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your gracious Will.
Cleanse our souls from sinful stain,
Lave our dryness with Your rain
Heal our wounds and mend our way.
Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful who in You,
Trust with childlike piety,
Deign your sevenfold gift to send.
Give them virtue’s rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia.
This work can inspire in us a stronger devotion to Christ as we seek His guidance and aid from the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives!
Come Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful
And kindle in them the fire of Your love
V: Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created
R: And You shall renew the face of the earth
Let us Pray:
O God, Who instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, Grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen
The prayer to the Holy Spirit is taken from Psalm 104:30 and is a powerful prayer for us to remember during these challenging times.
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