Prayer to the Holy Ghost


Come Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created,
R. And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us Pray
O God, who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of thy Holy Spirit, grant us, in the same Spirit, to relish what is right, and ever to rejoice in His consolations: through Jesus Christ. Amen.



    Veni Creator Spiritus,
    Mentes tuorum visita,
    Imple superna gratia,
    Quæ tu creasti, pectora.

    Qui diceris Paraclitus.
    Altissimi donum Dei;
    Fons vivus, ignis, charitas,
    Et spiritalis unctio.

    Tu septiformis munere,
    Digitus paternæ dexteræ,
    Tu rite promissum Patris,
    Sermone ditans guttura.

    Accende lumen sensibus:
    Infunde amorem cordibus:
    Infirma nostri corporis
    Virtute firmans perpeti.

    Hostem re pellas longiùs,
    Pacemque dones protinùs,
    Ductore sic te prævio
    Vitemus omne noxium.

    Per te sciamus da Patrem
    Noscamus atque Filium:
    Te utriusque Spiritum
    Credamus omni tempore.

    Deo Patri, sit gloria,
    Et Filio, qui a mortuis
    Surrexit ac Paraclito,
    In sæculorum sæcula. Amen.

    V. Loquebantur variis linguis Apostoli, Alleluia.
    R. Magnalia Dei, Alleluia.


    Creating Spirit, come possess
    Our souls, and with thy presence bless:
    And in our hearts, framed by thy hand,
    Let thy celestial grace command.

    Thou who art call’d the Paraclete,
    The Almighty Father’s gift complete;
    The living fountain, fire and love,
    And sacred unction from above.

    Thou finger of the Father’s hand,
    Who dost a sevenfold grace command:
    Thou promised, from the Highest sent,
    In various language eloquent.

    Purge with thy light our earthly parts,
    And with thy love inflame our hearts:
    Thus human weakness fortify
    With everlasting constancy.

    Far from us drive the infernal foe,
    And peace, the fruit of love bestow
    Thus having thee, our safest guide,
    Let not our feet to evil slide.

    Let us by thee the Father own,
    And to us let thy Son be known:
    Let us believe in thee, who dost
    From both proceed the Holy Ghost,

    To God the Father, and the Son,
    Who rose from death, be glory done:
    This praise for ever let’s repeat,
    To God the holy Paraclete. Amen.

    V. The Apostles spoke in various tongues, Alleluia.
    R. The wonders of God, Alleluia.




    Veni Sancte Spiritus
    Et emitte cælitus
    Lucis tuæ radium.

    Veni Pater pauperum:
    Veni dator munerum:
    Veni lumen cordium.

    Consolator optime,
    Dulcis hospes animæ,
    Dulce refrigerium.

    In labore requies.
    In æstu temperies,
    In fletu solatium.

    O lux beatissima,
    Reple cordis intima
    Tuorum fidelium

    Sine tuo numine,
    Nihil est in homine,
    Nihil est innoxium.

    Lava quod est sordidum,
    Riga quod est aridum,
    Sana quod est saucium.

    Flecte quod est rigidum,
    Fove quod est frigidum,
    Rege quod est devium.

    Da tuis fidelibus,
    In te confitentibus,
    Sacrum septenarium.

    Da virtutis meritum,
    Da sulutis exitum,
    Da perenne gaudium. Amen.


    Come Holy Ghost, send down those beams,
    Which sweetly flow in silent streams,
    From thy bright throne above.

    O come, thou Father of the poor,
    Thou bounteous source of all our store,
    Come fire our hearts with love.

    Come thou of comforters the best,
    Come thou the soul’s delicious guest,
    The pilgrim’s sweet relief.

    Thou art our rest in toil and sweat,
    Refreshment in excessive heat,
    And solace in our grief.

    O sacred light, shoot home thy darts,
    O pierce the centre of those hearts,
    Whose faith aspires to thee.

    Without thy Godhead nothing can
    Have any price or worth in man:
    Nothing can harmless be.

    Lord, wash our sinful stains away,
    Water from heav’n our barren clay,
    Our wounds and bruises heal.

    To thy sweet yoke our stiff necks bow,
    Warm with thy fire our hearts of snow,
    Our wand’ring feet repeal.

    O grant thy faithful, dearest Lord,
    Whose only hope is thy sure word,
    The seven gifts of thy Spirit.

    Grant us in life t’obey thy grace,
    Grant us in death to see thy face,
    And endless joys inherit. Amen.