Come, Creator Spirit,
Visit the minds of those who are yours;
And fill with heavenly grace
The hearts that You have made.
You who are named the Paraclete,
Most high gift of God,
Living fountain, fire, love
And anointing for the soul.
You are sevenfold in Your gifts,
You are the finger of God’s right hand,
You, the Father’s solemn promise
Putting words upon our lips.
Kindle a light in our senses,
Pour love into our hearts,
Infirmities of this body of ours
Overcoming with strength secure.
The enemy drive from us away,
Peace then give without delay;
With You as guide to lead the way
We avoid all cause of harm.
Grant that we may know the Father through You,
And come to know the Son as well,
And may we always cling in faith
To You, the Spirit of Them both. Amen.
● Translation by Father Raniero Cantalemessa, from the book Come Creator Spirit