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Hymn texts for Pentecost

COME, HOLY GHOST

 

  1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, and in our hearts take up thy rest;

Come with thy grace and heav’nly aid to fill the hearts which thou hast made, To fill the hearts which thou hast made.

 

  1. O Comforter, to thee we cry, thou heav’nly gift of God most high;

Thou fount of life, and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above, And sweet anointing from above.

 

  1. Praise we the Lord, Father and Son, and Holy Spirit with them one;

And May the Son on us bestow all gifts that from the Spirit flow, All gifts that from the Spirit flow.

 

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PENTECOST SEQUENCE

 

REFRAIN:  Veni, Sancte Spiritus.  Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

Come, Holy Spirit, come!  Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

 

SEQUENCE VERSES

  1. Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine!  Come, Father of the poor!

Come, source of all our store!  Come, with in our bosoms shine.

 

  1. You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest; Sweet refreshment here below; in our labor, rest most sweet; Grateful coolness in the heat;  solace in the midst of woe.

 

  1. O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of yours, And our inmost being fill! Where you are not, we have naught, Nothing good in deed or thought, nothing free from taint of ill.

 

  1. Heal our wounds, our strength renew; on our dryness pour your dew; Wash the stains of guilt away:  Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill;  Guide the steps that go astray.

 

  1. On the faithful, who adore and confess you, evermore In your sevenfold gift descend; Give them virtue’s sure reward; Give them your salvation, Lord;  Give them joys that never end.

 

Text:  VENI, SANCTE SPIRITUS from “The Roman Missal” Poetic Sequence for Pentecost

Music:  Jesse Manibusan and Remi Fonseca Bauer; acc. by John M. Bauer © 2014, 2017, Jesse Manibusan and Remi Fonseca Bauer, published by OCP, All rights reserved.

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HOLY SPIRIT

 

REFRAIN:  Holy Spirit, come into our lives.

Holy Spirit, make us truly wise.

 

Text:  Verses 1 and 2 based on Isaiah 11:2; Verses 3-6 based on the Sequence for Pentecost

Music:  Ken Canedo

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WE ARE MANY PARTS

 

REFRAIN:  We are many parts, we are all one body, And the gifts we have we are given to share.

May the Spirit of love make us one indeed;  one, the love that we share, One, our hope in despair, one, the cross that we bear.

 

  1. God of all, we look to you, we would be your servants true,

Let us be your love to all the world.

 

  1. So my pain is pain for you, in your joy is my joy, too; All is brought together in the Lord.

 

  1. All you seekers great and small, seek the greatest gift of all; If you love, then you will know the Lord

 

Text:  1 Corinthians 12,13;  Marty Haugen

Tune:  Marty Haugen

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RAIN DOWN

 

REFRAIN:  Rain down, rain down, rain down your love on your people.

Rain down, rain down, rain down your love, God of life.

 

  1. Faithful and true is the word of our God. All of God’s works are so worthy of trust.

God’s mercy falls on the just and the right;  full of God’s love is the earth.

 

  1. We who revere and find hope in our God live in the kindness and joy of God’s wing.

God will protect us from darkness and death;  God will not leave us to starve.

 

  1. Gods of creation, we long for your truth; you are the water of life that we thirst.

Grant that your love and your peace touch our hearts, all of our hope lies in you.

 

Text:  Based on Psalm 33

Music: Jaime Cortez

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O SPIRIT ALL-EMBRACING

 

  1. O Spirit all-embracing and counselor all-wise,

Unbounded splendor gracing a shoreless sea of skies; Unfailing is your treasure, unfading your reward; Surpassing worldly pleasure, the riches you afford.

Come, stream of endless flowing, and rescue us from death; Come, wind of springtime blowing, and warm us by your breath.

 

  1. Come, passion’s power holy, your insight here impart, And give your servants lowly an understanding heart To know your care more clearly when faith and love are tried, To seek you more sincerely when false ideals have died:

For vision we implore you, for wisdom’s pure delight; In prayer we come before you to wait upon your light.

 

Text:  Delores Dufner, OSB

Tune:  THAXTED; Gustav Holst, 1874-1934

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