Creator Holy Spirit come and fill
The hungry hearts of men upon this earth,
Your fire's flames defeat the cold and chill,
And stir to life the embers of the hearth.
Creator Spirit,- He who gently broods,
And ceaselessly inspires and creates,
Who nurtures, breathing, seedling plants and shoots,
And kindles, fosters, lures and animates.
Afflatus Spiritus Who fostering lifts
And raises what is weak to fortitude,
Bestow on us your seven divine gifts,
And breathe on them to yield abundant fruit.
Spirit of Understanding, Wisdom, Love,-
Enflame and rouse the wavering tepid hearts,
Inspiring mover!- hovering like a dove,
Heal, cleanse and seal the festering wounds and smarts.
Spirit of God - you champion of the poor,
Defender, Councilor and Advocate,
For the afflicted, Lord, provide a cure,
And stir, regenerate and animate!
Sustain the hopeless faltering that grope,
And cannot cope with burdens' weight and strain,
Fill hopeless aching human hearts with hope,
And comfort in adversity and pain.
Breathe wind divine and make the wind abound,
Recover, hover, cover and abide,-
Afflatus Spiritus, our being's ground,
True God of God, eternal Light of Light.