commentary to Komm, Heiliger Geist
Heiliger Geist (Come
Holy Spirit; sanctify us) Motet for 4-part mixed Choir a cappella (SATB) (1994)|
Duration: 5 minutes
Heiliger Geist, heilige uns!
Translation:Come, Holy Spirit, sanctify us!
Fill our hearts with burning desire
for the truth, the way and the full life.
Light your fire in us,
that we ourselves become the light from it,
that glows and warms and comforts.
Let our sluggish tongues find words,
who speak of your love and beauty.
Create us anew to become people of love,
your holy, visible words of God.
Then the face of the earth will be renewed,
and created everything anew.