233. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest;
Come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

2 To Thee, the Comforter, we cry,
To Thee, the Gift of God Most High,
The Fount of life, the Fire of love,
The soul's Anointing from above.

3 The sev'n-fold gifts of grace are Thine,
O Finger of the Hand Divine;
True Promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with speech endow.

4 Thy light to every thought impart
And shed Thy love in every heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.

5 Drive far away our wily Foe,
And Thine abiding peace bestow;
If Thou be our protecting Guide,
No evil can our steps betide.

6 Make Thou to us the Father known;
Teach us the eternal Son to own
And Thee, whose name we ever bless,
Of both the Spirit, to confess.

7 Praise we the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, with them One;
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow!


Text Information
First Line: Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
Latin Title: Veni Creator Spiritus, Mentes
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849, alt.)
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus, d. 856
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Pentecost
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: "Veni, Creator Spiritus," c. 600

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