One more pentecost hymn for your reflection. 

ELW #406 is “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” which means, “Holy Spirit, come to us.” 

This is a Taize style piece, which is a style of music used in the Taize community in France. Taize as a musical style is the repetition of a simple phrase, often a Psalm verse,  sung over and over, sometimes in canon or in harmony. The point of this style of music is simply immersion into the tune and the words. It is part prayer, part meditation, part experience. 

Today I invite you to watch and listen to this beautiful song from a Taize virtual choir made up of 54 young adults from 36 different countries. This piece is about 6 minutes long, long enough to pay attention to your breath and feel yourself become a part of the song. Notice what happens in your mind and body as you see the names and faces from all over the world, and the words, “Holy Spirit, come to us,” wash over you. Listen, and let the song be your prayer for the day. 

In Spirit, Pastor Ruth

Let us pray: Holy Spirit, come to us. Amen.