Veni Creator Spiritus


One of the most widely used hymns in the Church, Veni, Creator Spiritus, is attributed to Rabanus Maurus (776-856). It is used at Vespers, Pentecost, Dedication of a Church, Confirmation, and Holy Orders and whenever the Holy Spirit is solemnly invoked. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recited on January 1st or on the feast of Pentecost.

Veni,creàtor Spìritus,
mentes tuòrum visita,
imple supérna gràtia,
quae tu creàsti péctora.
Qui dìceris Paràclitus,
donum Dei,Altìssimi,
fons vivus,ignis,càritas,
et spiritàlis ùnctio.
Tu septifòrmis mùnere,
dextrae Dei tu dìgitus,
tu rite promìssum Patris,
sermòne ditans gùttura.
Accénde lumen sénsibus:
infùnde amòrem còrdibus:
infìrma nostri còrporis
virtùte firmans pérpeti.
Hostem repéllas lòngius,
pacémque dones pròtinus:
ductòre sic te praevio
vitémus omne nòxium.
Per te sciàmus da Patrem,
noscàmus atque Fìlium,
te utriùsque Spìritum
credàmus omni témpore.
Deo Patri sit gloria,
Et Filio,qui a mortuis
Surrexit,ac paraclito,
In saeculorum saecula.
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.
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  1. these inspirations are good for an authentic and serious catholic who wants to live his/her faith authentically. Bravo to the initiators of this site. God bless you all!

  2. thank you, U This hymn is beautifull. Each time i hear this hymn there is a great peace that rest in my heart. Thank you again. God bless you all !!

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