Sunday, June 12, 2011

Come Holy Spirit - Soulblackout

This Gregorian chant, Veni Creator Spiritus (Come Creator Spirit), has been passed down to us from the 9th century. Thanks to Soulblackout for a very moving performance of this sacred prayer.


Veni, Creator Spiritus, Mentes tuorum visita, Imple superna gratia, Quae Tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus, Altissimi donum Dei, Fons Vivus, Ignis, Caritas,
Et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere, Digitus paternae dexterae, Tu rite promissum Patris Sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus, Infunde amorem cordibus; Infirma nostri corporis,
Virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius, Pacemque dones protinus; Ductore sic te previo,
Vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem, Noscamus atque Filium Teque utriusque Spiritum,
Credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria, Et Filio, qui a mortuis Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
In saeculorum saecula.



Come Holy Spirit, Creator, come from Your bright heavenly throne, come take possession of our souls and make them all Your own.

You Who are called Paraclete [Comforter, Uplifter, Advocate], blest gift of God above, the Living Spring, the Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True love.

You Who are sevenfold in Your grace, finger of God's Right Hand; His promise, teaching little ones to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Your blest light, with love our hearts inflame; and with strength, which never decays, confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe; true peace unto us bring; and through all perils, lead us safe beneath Your Sacred Wing.

Through You may we the Father know; through You the Eternal Son, and You the Spirit of them both, thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be, with his co-equal Son: the same to You, Great Paraclete, While endless ages run.



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