329. Come, O Creator Spirit Blest

1 Come, O Creator Spirit blest,
and in our hearts take up your rest;
Spirit of grace, with heav'nly aid
come to the souls whom you have made.

2 You are the Comforter, we cry,
sent to the earth from God Most High,
fountain of life and fire of love,
and our anointing from above.

3 Bringing from heav'n our sev'nfold dow'r,
sign of our God's right hand of pow'r,
O blessed Spirit, promised long,
your coming wakes the heart to song.

4 Make our dull minds with rapture glow,
let human hearts with love o'erflow;
and when our feeble flesh would fail,
may your immortal strength prevail.

5 Far from our souls the foe repel,
grant us in peace henceforth to dwell;
ill shall not come, nor harm betide,
if only you will be our guide.

6 Show us the Father, Holy One,
help us to know th'eternal Son;
Spirit divine, forevermore
you will we trust and you adore.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O Creator Spirit blest
Title: Come, O Creator Spirit Blest
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Holy Spirit: Anointing of; Holy Spirit: Comforter; Holy Spirit: Guide (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 10th cent.; Trans. cento; mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ignaz J. Pleyel (1815; arr.)
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major

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