Sunday, 12 June 2011

Easter Hymn - 6

Today - the Day of Pentecost, is the fiftieth (and last) day of the Easter Season.

For our Pentecost Hymn (Veni, Creator Spiritus) we go to the Latin Mass at St Andrew's Church in Edinburgh. Below are some well-known words in English - which are based on this Latin hymn.

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace.
Keep far from foes, give peace at home:
where thou art guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One,
that through the ages all along,
this may be our endless song:

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Happy Feast!

1 comment:

John the organist said...

And to you! 2 confirmations today! The Anglican one much wordier than the Catholic.