HEN IT COMES to the “Veni Creator Spiritus” hymn, you will find many versions printed in the Brébeuf hymnal, including “Come, Holy Ghost” (which is basically a paraphrase translation). The Brébeuf hymnal includes historical versions (from 17th-century Roman Catholic hymnals) as well as translations by Fr. Edward Caswall, Oratorian (d. 1878), Robert Campbell of Skerrington, a Catholic convert (d. 1868), and Fr. John Fitzpatrick, Oblate of Mary (d. 1929). Here’s an organ accompaniment to the hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus” with all the verses written out. I used this recently for two Confirmation ceremonies. I hope you find it useful:
* PDF Download • VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS
—Organ Accompaniment by Jeff Ostrowski.
By the way, for this accompaniment, it’s important to play the notes exactly as written—especially the E-flat found in the Alto toward the beginning.
Some other Confirmation links you might want:
* PDF Download • Organ Accompaniments (Benediction)
—After the Confirmations, we had Benediction: “O Salutaris” and “Tantum Ergo.”
* PDF Download • “Veni Creator Spiritus” (Gregorian Chant)
—Each verse notated; English Translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.
* PDF Download • Confirmation Prayers
—For the Extraordinary Form, you’ll want to download these.
* PDF Download • Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form
—These are pages from the Campion Missal.