Prayer from the Catholic Tradition

DSC09904A tenth posting for a novena might seem like one posting too many!

But now Pentecost is upon us, you might like to pray the Sequence, given to be sung at Mass.

The text follows, and a sung version of the sequence can be accessed here:

Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From the 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,
Thou, the soul’s delightful guest,
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,
And our inmost being fill:

If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay
All his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength…

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