377. Come, O Creator Spirit, Come

1 Come, O Creator Spirit, come,
and make within our heart thy home;
to us thy grace celestial give,
who of thy breathing move and live.

2 O Comforter, that name is thine,
of God most high the gift divine:
the well of life, the fire of love,
our souls' anointing from above.

3 Thou dost appear in sev'n-fold dower,
the sign of God's almighty power,
the Father's rpomise, making rich
with saving turth our earthly speech.

4 Our senses with thy light inflame;
our hearts to heav'nly love reclaim;
our bodies' poor infirmity
with strength perpetual fortify.

5 Our mortal foe afar repel;
grant us henceforth in peace to dwell;
and so to us, with thee for guide,
no ill shall come, no harm betide.

6 May we by thee the Father learn,
and know the Son, and thee discern,
who art of both, and thus adore
in perfect faith forevermore. Amen.

Antiphon stanza:
Praise God the Father and the Son,
who from the dead arose in power;
like praise to the consoling one,
forevermore, through ev'ry hour.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O Creator Spirit, come
Title: Come, O Creator Spirit, Come
Translator: Robert Bridges (1899)
Author (antiphon st.): Martin Luther (1524)
Translator (antiphon st.): George Macdonald (1876)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Source: Veni creator Spiritus, medieval Latin
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: E Major
Source: Plainsong melody, as in Liber Usualis, mode viii

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