Veni Creator Spiritus

                                                                                   Schola Sancte Scholasticae and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK 

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1.  Come Creator Spirit, visit the souls of Thy people,
     Fill with grace from on high the hearts which Thou hast created.

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2.  Thou Who art called the Comforter, gift of the most high God,
     Living fountain, fire, love and unction of souls.

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3.  Sevenfold in Thy gifts, finger of the Father’s right hand,
     Thou promised truly by the Father, giving speech to tongues.

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4.  Inflame our senses with Thy light, pour Thy love into our hearts,
     Strengthen our weak bodies with lasting power.

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5.  Drive far away the enemy, grant peace at all times:
     So under Thy guidance may we avoid all evil.

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6.  Grant us by Thee to know the Father and to know the Son,
     And Thee, Spirit of both, may we always believe.

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7.  To God the Father be glory, to the Son Who rose from the dead
     And to the Comforter, for all ages. Amen.

In Honour of the Holy Spirit

Suggested use:  Pentecost; Confirmation

Note:  Music from the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA, 2012, page 208) and used with permission from The Church Music Association of America. Book can be purchased at  and is also available by download from

© Schola Sanctae Scholasticae 2014