Catholic Chant
Keeping the Faith through Music
Veni Creator Spiritus

Latin English
1. Veni Creator Spiritus,
Mentes tuorum visita
Imple superna gratia,
Quae tu creasti, pectora.

2. Qui diceris Paraclitus,
Altissimi donum Dei
Fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
Et spiritalis unctio.

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

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

5. Hostem repellas longius,
Pacemque dones protinus,
Ductore sic te praevio,
Vitemus omne noxium.

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

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

1. Come, O Creator Spirit blest,
And in our minds take up thy rest,
Come with thy grace and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which thou hast made.

2. Great Paraclete! To Thee we cry,
O highest gift of God most high,
O font of life! O fire of love!
And sweet anointing from above!

3. Thou in thy sevenfold gifts art known,
The finger of God's hand we own,
The promise of the Father, Thou:
Who dost the tongue with pow'r endow.

4. Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts o'erflow with love.
With patience firm and virtue high
The weakness of our flesh supply.

5. Far from us drive the foe we dread,
And grant us thy true peace instead,
So shall we not, with Thee for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.

6. O may Thy grace on us bestow,
The Father and the Son to know,
And thee, through endless times confess'd,
Of both, th' eternal Spirit blest.

7. All glory, while the ages run,
Be to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death. The same to Thee,
O Holy Ghost, eternally.

Season: Pentecost
Use: Mass

Pentecost marks the end of the Easter season.  At his ascension, Jesus instructed his discples to stay in Jerusalem until they received the gift of the Holy Spirit, after which they were to carry his message to the world.  The Gift received by the Apostles at Pentecost, we humbly ask for ourselves in the hymn Veni Creator.