227. Come, Holy Ghost in Love

1 Come Holy Ghost, in love
Shed on us from above
Thine own bright ray.
Divinely good Thou art;
The sacred gifts impart
to gladden each sad heart.
Oh, come today!

2 Come, tend'rest Friend and best,
Our mot delightful Guest,
With soothing pow'r.
Rest which the weary know,
Shade mid the noon-tide 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
Title: Come, Holy Ghost in Love
Latin Title: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Translator: Ray Palmer (1858)
Author: Unknown (c. 1200)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Pentecost
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini (1769)
Key: G Major

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