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.
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.
|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)|
|Source:||Veni creator Spiritus, medieval Latin|
|Name:||VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS|
|Source:||Plainsong melody, as in Liber Usualis, mode viii|