Veni, creator Spiritus [choral setting]

  • for choir SSAABar

  • Duration 2'


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Veni, creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.

Come, O creator Spirit, come,
And make within our hearts thy home;
To us thy grace celestial give,
Who of thy breathing move and live.

Tu, septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.

Thou dost appear in sevenfold dower
The sign of God's almighty power;
The Father's promise, making rich
With saving truth our earthly speech.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.

May we by thee the Father learn,
And know the Son, and thee discern,
Who art of both, and thus adore
In perfect faith for evermore.

traditional Latin hymn, attributed to Rabanus Maurus (c776-856)
translation Yattendon Hymnal (edited by Robert Bridges (1844-1930))