Sunday, May 27, 2012

Veni, Sancte Spiritus et emitte coelitus lucis tuae radium

Come, Holy Spirit, come! 
And from Thy celestial home 
Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor! 
Come, source of all our store! 
Come, within our bosoms shine! 

Thou, of comforters the best; 
Thou, the soul's most welcome guest; 
Sweet refreshment here below;

In our labour, rest most sweet; 
Grateful coolness in the heat, 
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessèd Light divine 
Shine within these hearts of Thine. 
And our inmost being fill!

Where you are not, man has naught, 
Nothing good in deed or thought, 
Nothing free from taint of ill.

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.

On the faithful who adore 
And confess you, evermore 
In your sev'nfold gift descend;

Give them virtue's sure reward; 
Give them Thy salvation, Lord; 
Give them joys that never end. 

Amen. Alleluia!


(HT: Vivificat!)