Come, Holy Spirit

Listen to 'Veni, Sancte Spiritus,' a hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chant for Pentecost.

 




Clip courtesy of

Liturgica.com

. This rendition of 'Sequentia:

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

' from the

Missa in Die Pentecostes

is performed by Choralschola im Auftrag Dusseldorf.



English Text

Come, Holy Spirit, and send down from heaven the ray of your light.
Come, father of the poor, come, giver of gifts, come, light of our hearts.
Best consoler, sweet host of the soul, sweet refresher.
Rest in work, shade in heat, comfort when in tears.
O blessed light, fill the innermost hearts of your faithful.
Without you nothing is in man, nothing innocent.
Wash what is soiled, water what is arid, heal what is wounded.
Bend what is rigid, warm what is frigid, straighten what is crooked.
Grant to your faithful who trust in you, your sevenfold holy gift:
The reward of virtue, final salvation, eternal joy.
Amen, alleluia.


Latin Text

Veni Sancte Spiritus, et emitte caelitus, lucis tuae radium.
Veni Pater pauperum, veni dator munerum, veni, lumen cordium.
Consolator optime, dulcis hospes animae, dulce refrigerium.
In labore requies, in aestu temperies, in fletu solacium.
O lux beatissima, reple cordis intima, tuorum fidelium.
Sine tuo numine, nihil est in homine, nihil est innoxium.
Lava quod est sordidum, riga quod est aridum, sana quod est saucium.
Flecte quod est rigidum, fove quod est frigidum, rege quod est devium.
Da tuis fidelibus, in te confidentibus, sacrum septenarium.
Da virtutis meritum, da salutis exitum, da perenne gaudium.
Amen, alleluia.


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