Text:Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
Author (attributed to):Innocent III, 1160-1216
Translator (from Latin):Edward Caswall
Composer:William Henry Monk
Media:MIDI file

2515. Holy Spirit, Lord of Light

1. Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From Thy clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.

2. Come, Thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure,
Come, Thou Light of all that live.

3. Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul’s delightsome Guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.

4. Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.

5. Light immortal, Light divine,
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill.

6. If Thou take Thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.

7. Heal our wounds; our strength renew;
On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away.

8. Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

9. Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
In Thy sevenfold gifts descend:

10. Give them comfort when they die,
Give them life with Thee on high;
Give them joys that never end.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, Lord of light
Title: Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
Latin Title: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Author (attributed to): Innocent III, 1160-1216
Translator (from Latin): Edward Caswall (1848)
Meter: 777
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 777
Incipit: 11234 32134 55654
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Copyright: Public Domain

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