Versions of the Veni Creator Spiritus

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HT to Paul Neeley over at Global Christian Worship for reminding me to post my post on versions of this ancient hymn to the Holy Spirit.

The text was originally written by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century. The text is often used in ordination services and services connected to Pentecost.  An interesting note about the text is that verse 3 does relate to issues of the time concerning controversy surrounding the relationship between Spirit to Father and Son. The latin text has been translated by Martin Luther, Catherine Winkworth and many others.

O Holy Spirit, Come! (Greg Scheer)

 

Come, O Creator Spirit Blest (Matt Monticchio)

 

Come Holy Ghost (Bruce Benedict)

 

Veni Creator Spiritus (Donna Stewart)

Here is a wonderful version of the hymn in latin/chant form.

 

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