Veni Creator Spiritus

Poet/Lyricist: 

Traditional Latin text
Veni Creator Spiritus is a call to the creative spirit in all of us. The haunting chant invocation leads to a lively mixed-meter section that layers and builds throughout the piece. The concise text is in Latin, accessible for both church and school settings.

Commissioned by: 

Faith Partners is underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Otto Bremer Foundation

Premiere: 

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Menomonie, Wisconsin, under the direction of Audric Buhr
Item Voicing Media Price
LK021-04 SATB a cappella
$2.50
LKD021-04
digital download
SATB a cappella $2.00

Text:

Veni Creator Spiritus

Veni, Creator Spiritus
Mentes tuorum visita,
Imple superna gratia,
Quae tu creasti pectora.

Accende lumen sensibus,
Infunde amorem cordibus,
Infirma nostri corporis
Virtute firmans perpeti.

[translation]
Come, Creator Spirit,
Visit the souls of your devoted;
With your divine grace fill
The hearts which you have created.

Enkindle your light in our minds,
Infuse your love into our hearts,
Strengthen the frailties of our flesh
By your perpetual power.