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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