1 Come, most holy Spirit, come!
and from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine;
come, O Father of the poor,
faithful advocate and sure,
let your radiance in us shine.

2 Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
on our dryness send 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.

3 Send upon us from above
fruits of joy and peace and love,
gentleness, humility:
faithfulness and self-control,
goodness, kindness fill the soul
give us true nobility.

4 On the faithful, who adore
and confess you, ever more
in your grace and power descend;
grant your kingdom's sure reward,
grant us your salvation, Lord,
grant us joys that never end.

Jubilate Hymns Version of Veni Sancte Spiritus, et emitte, attributed to Stephen Langton (c. 1160 - 1228), translated by Edward Caswall (1814 - 1878)
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