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 blessed 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 soiled 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, this may be our endless song:
Refrain after last stanza:
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
|First Line:||Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire|
|Title:||Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire|
|Translator:||John Cosin (1627)|
|Author (attributed to):||Rhabanus Maurus, 8th-9th cent|
|Topic:||The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination; Aldersgate; Christian Year: Pentecost(4 more...)|
|Refrain First Line:||Praise to thy eternal merit|
|Source:||Vesperale Romanum, Mechlin, 1848; adapt. from Hymns for Church and School, 1964|
|Veni, Creator Spiritus (Chorale Variations)||The Organist in Season: Spring||O Holy Spirit||COME, HOLY SPIRIT, OUR SOULS INSPIRE (Lift Up Your Hearts 231)|
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