138. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

2 Thy blessèd unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dullness of our blinded sight:

3 Anoint and cheer our soilèd face
With the abundance of thy grace:
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where thou art guide no ill can come.

4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And thee, of Both, to be but One;
That through the ages all along
This may be our endless song,

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Original Language: Latin
Paraphraser: John Cosin, 1594-1672
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Pentecost or Whitsunday
Source: Veni, creator Spiritus
Tune Information
Key: b minor
Copyright: Arr. By permission of Oxford Univeristy Press (from "English Praise")

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