472. 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
Thy praise may be our endless song!

5 Praise to thine eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Cosin, 1594-1672
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Trust, Guidance; Pentecost (Year A); Education (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Source: Sarum plainsong, mode VIII
Copyright: Setting © Sons and daughters of the composer

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