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Veni Creator Spiritus

Language: Latin

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

Qui [Paracletus diceris]1,
[Donum Dei altissimi]2,
Fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
Et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
[Dextræ Dei tu digitus]3,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
Sermone ditans guttura.

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

Hostem repellas longius,
Pacemque dones protinus;
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 quia mortuis,
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
In sæculorum sæcula. Amen.


Translation(s): DUT ENG GER GER

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H. Berlioz sets stanzas 1-6
M. Trotta sets stanza 1

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1 reversed in some versions; also "Paracletus" sometimes spelled "Paraclitus"
2 in some versions: "altissimi donum Dei"
3 in some versions: "digitus paternæ dexteræ"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Kom Schepper, Geest"
  • ENG English (John Dryden) , "Creator spirit" [an adaptation]


Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Word count: 94

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Kom Schepper, Geest

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the Latin

Kom Schepper, Geest, daal tot ons neer,
houd Gij bij ons uw intocht, Heer;
vervul het hart dat U verbeidt,
met hemelse barmhartigheid.
 
Gij zijt de gave Gods, Gij zijt
de grote Trooster in de tijd,
de bron waaruit het leven springt,
het liefdevuur dat ons doordringt.
 
Gij schenkt uw gaven zevenvoud,
O hand die God ten zegen houdt,
O taal waarin wij God verstaan,
wij heffen onze lofzang aan.
 
Verlicht ons duistere verstand,
geef dat ons hart van liefde brandt,
en dat ons zwakke lichaam leeft
vanuit de kracht die Gij het geeft.
 
Verlos ons als de vijand woedt,
geef ons de vrede weer voorgoed,
Leid Gij ons voort, opdat geen kwaad,
geen ongeval ons leven schaadt.
 
Doe ons de Vader en de Zoon
aanschouwen in de hoge troon,
O Geest van beiden uitgegaan,
wij bidden U gelovig aan.
 
Aan God de Vader zij de eer
en aan de opgestane Heer
en aan de Geest die troost en leidt
van eeuwigheid tot eeuwigheid. Amen.


Source of this translation: Compendium van de Catechismus van de Katholieke Kerk

Submitted by Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2013-04-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 28
Word count: 165