Veni Creator Spiritus

Veni, creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
donum Dei altissimi,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
dextrae Dei tu digitus
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 praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Amen.
         Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come
from your bright heav'nly home,
Come, take possession of our souls
and make them all your own.

For you are called the Paraclete,
best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

And you are sev'nfold in your grace,
finger of God's right hand,
Whose promise teaches little ones
to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with your blest light,
with love our hearts inflame,
And with your strength, which ne'er 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.

Amen.

Rabanus Maurus


English version: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come