409. The Holy Spirit

1 Love of the Father, love of God the Son,
From whom all came, in whom was all begun;
Who formest heavenly beauty out of strife,
Creation's whole desire and breath of life.

2 Spirit all-holy, thou supreme in might,
Thou dost give peace, thy presence maketh right;
Thou with thy favour all things dost enfold,
With thine all-kindness free from harm wilt hold.

3 Hope of all comfort, splendour of all aid,
That dost not fail nor leave the heart afraid:
To all that cry thou dost all help accord,
The angels' armour, and the saints' reward.

4 Purest and highest, wisest and most just,
There is no truth save only in thy trust;
Thou dost the mind from earthly dreams recall,
And bring through Christ to him for whom are all.

5 Eternal glory, all men thee adore,
Who art and shalt be worshipped evermore:
Us whom thou madest, comfort with thy might,
And lead us to enjoy thy heavenly light.

Text Information
First Line: Love of the Father, love of God the Son
Title: The Holy Spirit
Original Language: Latin
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Pentecost or Whitsunday
Source: Based on a 12th century Latin hymn
Tune Information
Name: SONG 22
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major

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