241. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire;
thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

2 Thy blessèd unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love;
enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight:

3 Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace:
keep far our foes, give peace at home;
where thou art guide no ill can come.

4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One;
that through the ages all along
this may be our endless song,

5 Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Original Language: Latin
Author: John Cosin (1594-1672)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Pentecost; Church Year: Trinity; Holy Spirit: gifts of (6 more...)
Source: Based on Veni, Creator Spiritus, (Latin, 8th or 9th century)
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR (MECHLIN)
Meter: LM
Key: b minor
Source: Mode VIII



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