Holy spirit, your presence, sweet warm breath

Holy spirit, your presence, sweet warm breath
rouses me, and the Father's gentleness
become Christ--it's like a knot, communion
with God, tied in those who have the gift, these

harmonies, a graciousness felt, a light
received in a heart overwhelmed, I praise
only what You make me comprehend, joy,
honor You by bearing within me this

holy flame. Alone I am worthless, a
shadow but for His strength, wounds, I've done
nothing to deserve life; but now not on

trial, freed from Adam and affliction,
oh, my sweet lover, make me kneel ever
lower, feel this flame ever more strongly

An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
From V CLVI:316. See also B S1:157:163. No MSs; Valgrisi 158. Key

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