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 sevenfold,
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.

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!

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
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Hymn of Invocation; Ordination, Installation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS
Meter: L M
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sarum plainsong, c. 9th cent. mode VIII



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