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164. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

1 Creator Spirit, by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, visit ev'ry humble mind;
Come, pour thy joys on humankind;
From sin and sorrow set us free,
And make thy temples fit for thee.

2 O Source of uncreated light,
The Father's promised Paraclete,
Thrice holy fount, thrice holy fire,
Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire;
Come, and thy sacred unction bring
To sanctify us while we sing.

3 Plenteous of grace, descend from high,
Rich in thy sev'n-fold energy;
Make us eternal truths receive
And practice all that we believe;
Give us thyself, that we may see
The Father and the Son by thee.

4 Immortal honor, endless fame,
Attend the almighty Father's name;
The Savior Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died;
And equal adoration be,
Eternal Paraclete, to thee.

Text Information
First Line: Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Title: Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Dryden, 1631-1700
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus, 778-856
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Pentecost; Pastors
Tune Information
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: G Major
Source: Kirchengesangbuch, Strassburg, 1541
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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