Category Archives: Pentecost

When Erst The Holy Spirit

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Whitsuntide. The Voice of The Beloved.” When erst the Holy Spirit Moved on the waters’ … Continue reading

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Creator Spirit! By Whose Aid

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in Reginald Heber’s “Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year” in 1827. It was listed in that for the Fourth Sunday after Easter. However, being a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Beata Nobis Gaudia

This hymn is used for Lauds on Pentecost in both Forms. Beata nobis gaudia Anni reduxit orbita, Cum Spiritus Paraclitus Effulsit in discipulos. Ignis vibrante lumine Linguae figuram detulit, Verbis ut essent proflui, Et caritate fervidi. Linguis loquuntur omnium: Turbae … Continue reading

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Again The Slowly Circling Year

This hymn is used for Lauds on Pentecost in both Forms. Again the slowly circling year Brings round the blessed hour, When on the Saints the Comforter Came down in grace and power. In fashion of a fiery tongue The … Continue reading

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Iam Christus Astra Ascenderat

This hymn is sung for Matins on Pentecost in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Terce on Pentecost in the Ordinary Form. Iam Christus astra ascenderat, Reversus unde venerat, Promissum Patris munere Sanctum daturus Spiritum. Solemnis urgebat Dies, Quo … Continue reading

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Veni Creator Spiritus

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 … Continue reading

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