Gaelic prayer to the Holy Spirit – from www.thewords.com/articles/holypoem.htm

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Holy Spirit of greatest
power,
Come down upon us and subdue
us;
From Thy glorious mansion in
the heavens,
Thy light effulgent shed on
us.
Father beloved of every naked
one,
From Whom all gifts and
goodness come,
Our hearts illumine with Thy
mercy,
In Thy mercy shield us from
all harm.
Without Thy divinity there is
nothing
In man that can earn esteem;
Without Thyself; O King of
kings,
Sinless man can never be.
In succour Thou art of all the
best
Against the soul of wildest
speech;
Food art thou sweeter than all;
Sustain and guide us at every
time.
The knee that is stiff, O
Healer, make pliant,
The heart that is hard make
warm beneath Thy wing:
The soul that is wandering
from Thy path,
Grasp Thou his helm and he
shall not die.
Each thing that is foul cleanse
Thou early,
Each thing that is hard soften
Thou with Thy grace,
Each wound that is working us
pain,
O Best of Healers, make Thou
whole!
Give Thou to Thy people to be
diligent
To put their trust in Thee as
God,
That Thou mayest help them in
every hour
With the sevenfold gift, O
Holy Spirit generous!

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