Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

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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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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Veni Sancte Spiritus

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost: Veni Sancte Spiritus, Et emitte coelitus Lucis Tuae Radium. Veni Pater pauperum, Veni Dator munerum, Veni Lumen cordium. Consolator optime, Dulcis Hospes animae, Dulce Refrigerium. In labore Requies, In aestu Temperies, In fletu … Continue reading

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Nunc Sancte Nobis Spiritus

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form. Nunc, Sancte, nobis Spiritus, Unum Patri cum Filio, Dignare promptus ingeri Nostro refusus pectori. Os, lingua, mens, sensus, vigor Confessionem … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Ghost, And Through Each Heart

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form. Come, Holy Ghost, and through each heart In thy full flood of glory pour; Who, with the Son and Father, … Continue reading

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