Fill the Hearts Which Thou Hast Made

This is one of the most inspiring prayers to the Holy Spirit in this book. “Veni Creator Spiritus”  is a fantastic hymn written in the 9th century by Rabanus Maurus a Frankish Benedictine monk. Who later became the archbishop of Mainz (now in Germany).

Excerpt from the Audio Book available on

Usually sung in Gregorian chant, go here to listen to a beautiful version.

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, 

and in our souls take up Thy rest;

come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry,

O heavenly gift of God Most High,

O fount of life and fire of love,

and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;

Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;

Thou, promise of the Father,

Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,

and make our hearts o’erflow with love;

with patience firm and virtue high

the weakness of our flesh supply. 

Far from us drive the foe we dread,

and grant us Thy peace instead;

so shall we not, with Thee for guide,

turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow

the Father and the Son to know;

and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,

Who rose from death, be glory given,

with Thou, O Holy Comforter,

hence forth by all in earth and heaven. 


Fill the Hearts Which Thou Hast Made

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