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If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.

John 14: 15-18



One of the most ancient hymns to the Holy Spirit echoes these words of Jesus. The promise is complete. We are not alone, no longer orphans, the Advocate has been given. This week’s playlist includes a number of settings of Jesus’ promises about the Spirit. This setting is the ancient Latin text:


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, alleluia.

Non vos relinquam orphanus;
vado, et venio ad vos,
et gaudebit cor vestrum, alleluia.

Veni Creator Spiritus,
Mentes tuorom visita:
Imple superna gratia,
Quae tu creasti pectora. Amen

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia.

I will not leave you orphans;
I go, and I come again to you,
and your heart will rejoice, alleluia.

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator come,
From thy bright heavenly throne!
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all thine own! Amen.



ST#165 – Pentecost


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INTROIT for Pentecost • “Spiritus Domini Replevit Orbem Terrarum”