All lyrics, save a few smeared words, were lost through water damage. To fill in the gap, I have incorporated text from the Gregorian Pentecost Sequence, "Veni Sancte Spiritus." I have attempted to maintain the independent feel of the voices found in the original. -Gv

Veni, Sancte Spiritus et emite caelitus lucis tuae radium...

fifty nights
from the rise
gathered we
of the faith
mighty wind
silent flame:
Light

Spirit of Truth who art everywhere and fill all things

sons and daughters, see the vision, dream the dream
Tongues of Fire, cleansing all impurity

veni Lux sacrum et beatissima

pressing in
crowded 'round
from all lands
through their tongue
understand
Israel
stands

Spirit of Truth who art everywhere and fill all things

tongues of fire, cleansing all impurity

veni Lux sacrum et beatissima
Lux beatissima!
alleluja!

 

 

Written by Haden Laas, 1917. Arranged and recorded by Grant Valdes. Recorded and released August 2014. Piano & voice - Grant Valdes. Double bass - Donald Keefe. Painting: "Sunset in the Yosemite Valley" by Albert Bierstadt.