Aug 182013
 

 

“Veni, Sancte Spiritus” (ATTB + Violin)
Premiered 27 July, 2013 by the Choeur D’Eama, Paris

Mark Shapiro, conductor
Sarah Abbott, violin

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Text and translation:

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte coelitus,
lucis tuae radium.

Veni, pater paupernum,
veni, dator munerum,
veni, lumen cordium.

Consolator optime,
dulcis hospes animae,
dulce refrigerium.

In labore requies,
in aestu temperies,
in fletu solatium.

O lux beatissima
reple cordis intima
tuorum fidelium.

Sine tuo nomine,
nihil est in homine,
nihil est innoxium.

Lava quod est sordidum,
riga quod est aridum,
sana quod est saucium.

Flecte quod est rigidum,
fove quod est frigidum,
rege quod est devium.

Da tuis fidelibus,
in te confidentibus,
sacrum septenarium.

Da virtutis meritum,
da salutis exitum,
da perenne gaudium.

(attr. Stephen Langton, circa 1160-1228)  

Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,
And send forth from heaven
Radiant beams of Your light.

Come, Father of the poor,
Come, Giver of gifts,
Come, Light of the heart.

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

In work, You are rest,
In heat, You are refreshment,
In tears, You are solace.

O Light most blessed,
Refill the innermost hearts
Of your faithful ones.

Without Your name,
Nothing is in mankind,
Nothing is harmless.

Wash what is polluted,
Water what is dry,
Heal what is wounded.

Soften what is unbending,
Warm what is frozen,
Guide what has gone astray.

Give to Your faithful,
Those who believe in You,
The holy sevenfold gift.

Give the reward of virtue,
Give the deliverance of salvation,
Give everlasting joy.

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