504. Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire.

2 Thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

3 Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love.

4 Enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

5 Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace.

6 Keep far from foes, give peace at home:
where thou art guide, no ill can come.

7 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One,

8 that through the ages all along,
this may be our endless song:

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

Text Information
First Line: Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Cosin, 1594-1672
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Latin, 9th cent.; Veni Creator Spiritus (para.)
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR SPIRTUS
Arranger: Charles Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Source: Plainsong, Mode 8



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