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!
|First Line:||Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest|
|Title:||Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest|
|Author (attributed to):||Rabanus Maurus, 776-856|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall, 1814-78|
|Topic:||Hymn of Invocation; Ordination, Installation|
|Name:||VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS|
|Source:||Sarum plainsong, c. 9th cent. mode VIII|