Come, Holy Spirit,
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.
Taking that sweet
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
Break the sinners'
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.
Virgin all excelling,
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
Keep our life all
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
Praise to God the
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 their heart.
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.