Veni Creator

Veni Creator Spiritus, 
Mentes tuorum visita, 
Imple superna gratia, 
Quae tu creasti, pectora.
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. 
From thy bright heavenly throne! 
Come, take possession of our souls, 
And make them all Thine Own!
Qui diceris Paraclitus, 
Altissimi donum Dei, 
Fons vivus, ignis, caritas, 
Et spiritalis unctio.
Thou who art called the Paraclete, 
Best gift of God above, 
The Living Spring, The Living Fire, 
Sweet Unction, and True Love!
Tu septiformis munere, 
Digitus Paternae dexterae, 
Tu rite promissum Patris, 
Sermone ditans guttura.
Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, 
Finger of God's right hand, 
His Promise, teaching little ones 
To speak and understand!
Accende lumen sensibus, 
Infunde amorem cordibus, 
Infirma nostri corpis 
Virtute firmans perpeti.
O guide our minds with thy blest light, 
With love our hearts inflame, 
And with thy strength, which ne'er decays, 
Confirm our mortal frame.
Hostem repellas longius, 
Pacemque dones protinus; 
Ductoresic te praevio, 
Vitemus omne noxium.
Far from us drive our hellish foe, 
True peace unto us bring, 
And through all perils guide us safe 
Beneath thy sacred wing.
Per te sciamus da Patrem 
Noscamus atque Filium; 
Teque utrius que Spiritum 
Credamus omni tempore.
Through Thee may we the Father know, 
Through Thee the Eternal Son, 
And Thee the Spirit of them both --- 
Thrice blessed Three in One.
Deo Patri sit gloria, 
Et Filio, qui a mortuis 
Surrexit, ac Paraclito 
In sacculorum saecula.
Now to the Father, and the Son 
Who rose from death, be glory given, 
With Thee, O holy Comforter, 
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.
Amen. Amen.

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