Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come

Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come. Latin, author unknown, early 13th century, translated by Edward Caswall* (1814-1878). This translation of ‘Veni, Sancte Spiritus’* was printed in Caswall’s Lyra Catholica (1849), where it began ‘Holy Spirit, Lord of Light’: Holy Spirit! Lord of light!From thy clear celestial height,  Thy pure beaming radiance give: Come, Thou Father of the poor!Come, with treasures which endure!  Come, thou Light of all that live! Thou, of all consolers best,Visiting the troubled breast,  Dost refreshing peace bestow; Thou in toil art comfort sweet;Pleasant coolness in the heat;  Solace in the midst of woe. Light immortal! Light divine!Visit Thou these hearts of thine,...

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