"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Friday, May 29, 2015

Faith Filled Friday: Veni Sancte Spiritus

Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday and I did want to honor it in some way.  How about this lovely version of the Thirteenth Century hymn, Veni Sancte Spiritus, performed by Sequentia.  

The Latin lyrics are provided in the clip, so here is the English translation.

COME, Thou holy Paraclete,
and from thy celestial seat
send thy light and brilliancy:
Father of the poor, draw near;
giver of all gifts, be here;
come, the soul's true radiancy.

Come, of comforters the best,
of the soul the sweetest guest,
come in toil refreshingly.
Thou in labor rest most sweet,
thou art shadow from the heat,
comfort in adversity.

O thou Light, most pure and blest,
shine within the inmost breast
of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought;
every holy deed and thought
comes from thy Divinity.

What is soilèd, makes thou pure;
what is wounded, work its cure;
what is parcèd, fructify.
What is rigid, gently bend;
what is frozen, warmly tend;
strengthen what goes erringly.

Fill thy faithful who confide
in thy power to guard and guide,
with thy sevenfold mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send;
grant salvation in the end,
and in heaven felicity.
Amen. Alleluia.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds a little like Gregorian Chants.

    God bless you and your family.