A couple of years ago at just this time of year, several of our parishioners were confirmed. I was very moved by the beautiful service and I began writing a hymn to the Holy Spirit. With Whitsun/Pentecost approaching soon, I would like to share it, and invite your feedback please (I am still relatively new to hymn-writing, and would benefit from your ideas and perspective). You can view the sheet music and listen to the melody and harmonies at https://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-323594_holy_spirit.html (and if you feel it would be useful in your churches or schools, you are also very welcome to download the sheet music for free).The words owe much to Hildegard of Bingen’s O Ignis Spiritus and Bishop Cosin’s translation of Veni Creator Spiritus: Holy Spirit 1. Holy Spirit come, inspire me. Breath of God you fill my heart, with the Father, with the Son, living God in ev’ry part. Chorus Holy fire, flame of the Spirit gift of God above. Holy fire, flame of the Spirit, fill us with your love. 2.Holy Spirit, come and heal us. When we’re troubled, bring us peace. Soothe our wounds, O gentle Spirit, deep compassion that will never cease. Chorus 3.Holy Spirit, light in the darkness, through confusion, help me see you are here, our guide through the desert, Spirit, will you rest in me? Final Chorus Holy fire, flame of the Spirit gift of God above. Holy fire, flame of the Spirit, fill us with your love, With your love. One thing that occurs to me is that I have mixed the first person singular ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘my’, with the plural ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ throughout and sometimes even in the same verse. I wonder whether that presents problems, do you think? Many thanks for your time, I very much appreciate it God Bless.