27 May 2007

Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the Poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters, the best;
You, the soul's most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we are naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend:
Give them virtue's sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.


  1. What, no Spirit Wind?


  2. Leave that to the windbags who like that sort of thing.

  3. Happy Pentecost Sunday Father! BTW, I tagged you for an 8 thingy meme on my blog.

  4. That would be rather redundant, Thom.

    Esther, so I saw. I'm working on it...

  5. Belated Happy Pentecost to you Fr. Daren. What a wonderful day for our Roman Catholic Church.

    Our parish celebrated Pentecost with a visiting Redemptorist who is presenting a four day mission. The presenter is vey dynamic and inspirational. It's like a great big birthday present for our parish.

    How was the ordination mass? I bet it was fantastic. I look forward to reading about it.

    Have a wonderful day.

  6. A post on the ordinations will come later today.