Iam Christus astra

                                                                         St. Cecilia's Abbey, Isle of Wight, UK

Iam Christus astra LATIN JPEG

1.  Christ had now ascended to heaven,                
     returned whence He had come,                            
     ready to give the promised gifts of the Father,      
     the Holy Spirit,

2.  When the glad third hour                                    
     suddenly rings out upon the world,                
     proclaiming that God has come                            
     upon the Apostles as they prayed. 

3.  So from the Light of the Father                                
     is this lovely and loving Fire,                                
     Who fills hearts faithful to Christ                            
     with the warmth of the Word.

4.  Come down, O Holy Spirit,                                    
     and furnish our hearts - altars to You –                
     with virtues,                                                            
     and dedicate them to Yourself as temples.

5.  Grant that, through You,                                        
     we may have knowledge of the Father                      
     and may also know the Son, as well as always believe 
     in You the Spirit of them both.  Amen


   Liber Hymnarius page 101


Terce Hymn for Pentecost 

The Latin text is from Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 101) and used with permission from The Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. To obtain the music, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius ( solesmes.com )

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