499. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And make our hearts Your place of rest;
Come with Your grace and heav'nly aid,
And fill the hearts which You have made.

2 To You, the Counselor, we cry,
To You, the gift of God Most High;
The fount of life, the fire of love,
The soul's anointing from above.

3 In You, with graces seven-fold,
We God's almighty hand behold
While You with tongues of fire proclaim
To all the world His holy name.

4 Your light to ev'ry thought impart,
And shed Your love in ev'ry heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.

5 Drive far away our wily foe,
And Your abiding peace bestow;
With You as our protecting guide,
No evil can with us abide. A-men.

6 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And You, from both, as Three in One
That we Your name may ever bless
And in our lives the truth confess.

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

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
Original Language: Latin
Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus, 776-856
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Hymn of Invocation; Ordination, Installation
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS
Meter: L M
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sarum plainsong, c. 9th cent. mode VIII



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