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
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,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
Ave Maris Stella
Hail, O Star of
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.
Show thyself a
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
Keep our life
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
Praise to God
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.
My soul doth
magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Because
He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold, from
henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is
mighty hath done great things to me; and holy is His name. And His
mercy is from generation to generations, to them that fear Him. He hath
showed might in His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of
He hath put down the mighty from their seat; and hath exalted the
humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he
hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel His servant, being
mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his
seed forever. Amen.
Glory be to the
Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.