Thursday, May 20, 2010
Holy Spirit Coming (Painting by He Qi)
Veni, creator Spiritus mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia, quae tu creasti pectora.
All-divine Creator Spirit, come, visit every being of yours,
And fill, with your celestial presence, the hearts which you created.
Qui diceris Paraclitus, altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas et spiritalis unctio.
O gift of the most high God, you are called Paraclete:
the spring of life, fire of love, and unction from above.
Tu septiformis munere, digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris sermone ditans guttura.
You bestow the seven-fold gifts, O Finger of the Father's power;
You are the Father's promise, sent to teach us a rich and heavenly speech.
Accende lumen sensibus, infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis, virtute firmans perpeti.
Illuminate our senses, O light from above, and flood our hearts with love;
Support our human weakness and frailty with your unfailing strength.
Hostem repellas longius pacemque dones protinus;
ductore sic te praevio vitemus omne noxium.
Drive far from us our deadly foe, and give us true peace;
Thus led by your unfailing guidance, may we pass safely through every ill.
Per te sciamus da Patrem noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum credamus omni tempore.
Gift us with the ability to know the Father as well as the Son;
And help us set our hearts in faith on you, Spirit of them both, forever.
Deo Patri sit gloria, et Filio qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito, in saeculorum saecula.
To the Father be glory, as well as to the Son who rose from the dead,
And to you, the Paraclete, forever and ever. Amen.
(Pentecost Vesper hymn: Veni Creator Spiritus)