194. 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 blessed 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:

Praise to Thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus, c. 776-856
Translator: John Cosin, 1594-1672
Meter: LM with Praise
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer (The Praise): Edith W. Ming, 1932-
Meter: LM with Praise
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Trad. German Melody; Samuel Dyer's Third Edition of Sacred Music, 1824
Copyright: The Praise used by permission

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