Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
ray of your light.


Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of hearts.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labour, rest,
in heat, temperateness,
in tears, solace.


O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without the nod of your head,
there is nothing in man,
nothing that is harmless.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
warm that which is chilled,
correct that which has gone astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Give the reward of virtue,
give a death of salvation,
give joy constantly.