Come from the four winds, O Spirit

Come from the four winds, O Spirit

Author: Taizé Community
Tune: VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS (Berthier)
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Ostinato:
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

1 Come from the four winds, O Spirit,
come, breath of God;
disperse the shadows over us,
renew and strengthen your people.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

2 Father of the poor,
come to our poverty.
Shower upon us the seven gifts of your grace.
Be the light of our lives O, come.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

3 You are our only comforter,
Peace of the soul.
In the heat you shade us;
in our labour you refresh us,
and in trouble you are our strength.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

4 Kindle in our hearts
the flame of our love
that in the darkness of the world
in may glow and reach to all forever.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #752

Author: Taizé Community

The Taizé Community is a community ecumenical based in Taize in France. Founded in 1940 by Brother Roger, it brings together a hundred brothers from around the world and have chosen to live together a life of prayer and celibacy in simplicity. The unity of Christian denominations and care for young adults are among the commitments of the Community since its inception. The Taizé Community was founded in Taizé in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz, with the goal of "building a life together in which the gospel of reconciliation would be a concretely lived reality" . During the war he helps people in difficulty and hosts German refugees. In 1942, the Gestapo threatened to arrest brother Roger, who fled to Switzerland until the end of the wa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come from the four winds, O Spirit
Author: Taizé Community
Refrain First Line: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: Words by permission Ateliers et Presses de Taizé Ltd.

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #752

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