Veni Sancte Spiritus

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

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1.   Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come! And from Thy celestrial
      home Shed a ray of light divine! 

2.   Come, Thou Source of all our store! Come, within our
      bosoms shine!

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3.   Thou, of comforters the best; Thou, the soul’s most
      welcome Guest; Sweet refreshment here below;

4.   In our labor, rest most sweet; Grateful coolness in the
      heat; Solace in the midst of woe.

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5.   O most blessed Light divine, Shine within these hearts
      of Thine, And our inmost being fill!

6.   Where Thou art not, man hath naught, Nothing good in
      deed or thought, Nothing free from taint of ill.

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7.   Heal our wounds; our strength renew;
 On our dryness
      pour Thy dew;
 Wash the stains of guilt away;

8.   Bend the stubborn heart and will;
 Melt the frozen, warm
      the chill;
 Guide the steps that go astray.

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9.   On the faithful, who adore And confess Thee, evermore
      In Thy sev’nfold gift descend;

10.  Give them virtue’s sure reward Give them Thy salvation,
       Lord; Give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleuia.



Note:  Music from the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA, 2012, page 143) and used with permission from The Church Music Association of America. Book can be purchased at  and is also available by download from

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