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246. Come, Holy Ghost, in love

1 Come, Holy Ghost, in love
Shed on us from above
Thine own bright ray!
Divinely good Thou art;
Thy sacred gift impart
To gladden each sad heart:
O come to-day!

2 Come, tenderest Friend, and best,
Our most delightful Guest,
With soothing power:
Rest, which the weary know,
Shad, 'mid the noontide glow,
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow,--
Cheer us, this hour!

3 Come, Light serene, and still
Our inmost bosoms fill;
Dwell in each breast:
We know no dawn but Thine;
Send forth Thy beams divine,
On our dark souls to shine,
And make us blest!

4 Exalt our low desires;
Extinguish passion's fires;
Heal every wound:
Our stubborn spirits bend;
Our icy coldness end;
Our devious steps attend,
While heavenward bound.

5 Come, all the faithful bless;
Let all, who Christ confess,
His praise employ:
Give virtue's rich reward;
Victorious death accord,
And with our glorious Lord,
Eternal joy!

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, in love
Latin Title: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Translator: Ray Palmer (1858)
Author: Robert II of France, d. 1031
Meter: 6, 4.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Holy Spirit; Sexagesima Sunday; Easter Season, Fifth Sunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #301 or #435
Tune Information
Meter: 6, 4.
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer from index: Giardini, ab. 1760

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