The Little Book of the Most Holy Child Jesus/Veni Creator Spiritus
VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS.
Come, O Creator Spirit blest,
And in our souls take up Thy rest;
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid,
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
Great Paraclete, to Thee we cry,
O highest gift of God most high,
O Fount of life, O Fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts art known;
Thee finger of God's hand we own;
The promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with pow'r endow.
Our senses kindle from above,
And make our hearts o'erflow with love;
With patience firm and virtue high
The weakness of our flesh supply.
Drive far from us the foe we dread,
And grant us Thy true peace instead;
So shall we not, with Thee for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.
O, may Thy grace on us bestow
The Father and the Son to know,
And Thee through endless times confessed
Of Both th' eternal Spirit blest.
All glory, while the ages run,
Be to the Father, and the Son
Who rose from death; the same to Thee,
O Holy Ghost, eternally.