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

Qui Paracletus diceris,
Donum Dei altissimi,
Fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
Et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
Dextræ Dei tu digitus,
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.

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

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (J. W. Schulte Nordholt) , "Kom Schepper, Geest", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Dryden) , "Creator spirit" [an adaptation]


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