Come, O Creator Spirit!

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Office, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, it is used for Sunday and weekday Vespers between Ascension and Pentecost in the Ordinary Form.

Come, O Creator Spirit!
Visit this soul of thine;
This heart of thy creating
Fill Thou with grace divine.

Who Paraclete art call’d!
The gift of God above!
Pure Unction! holy Fire!
And Fount of life and love!

Finger of God’s right hand!
The Father’s promise true!
Who sevenfold gifts bestowest!
Who dost the tongue endow!

Pour love into our hearts;
Our senses touch with light;
Make strong our human frailty
With thy supernal might.

Cast far our deadly Foe;
Thy peace in us fulfil ;
So, Thee before us leading,
May we escape each ill.

The Father, and the Son,
Through Thee may we receive;
In Thee, from Both proceeding,
Through endless time believe.

Praise to the Father be;
Praise to the Son who rose;
And praise to Thee, blest Spirit!
While age on ages flows.

Words: Attr. Rabanus Maurus (776-856); tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O., 1849.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 76.76

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.


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