Verse text: Latin chant, Veni Creator Spiritus
author unknown, c.980
translated by Greg Scheer
Music: verse melody, Veni Creator Spiritus
refrain and arr. by Greg Scheer
O come, Creator Spirit, come.
Come visit us, who wait as one.
Come, satisfy our souls with grace.
Come fill these hearts that you have made.
O Holy Spirit come! O Holy Spirit come to us! O Holy Spirit come! O Holy Spirit come!
Come, Holy Comforter divine.
Come, sacred gift of God on high.
Come, fount of life; come, blazing fire.
Come love; come Spirit to inspire.(chorus)
Come, Promise of God's grand design.
Come, giver of God's gifts divine.
Come, touch our tongues that we may speak
in heavenly tones to earthly ears. (chorus)
O come, Life-Giving Power, come.
Illuminate our minds with love.
Infuse our hearts with charity.
Renew this flesh of frailty. (chorus)
O come, Eternal Peace, we pray.
Drive out our fear with love's pure rays.
Come lead us on the path of truth,
and give us strength to follow you. (chorus)
O come, Illuminator, come.
Through you may we receive the Son.
Through you may we the Father know.
Through you the Godhead's glory show. (chorus)
Come, glory to the Father sing.
Come, chant the Risen Savior's name.
Come, praise the Holy Paraclete.
Forever blessed Trinity. (chorus)