Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

651. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire

General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
Download:
This is a preview of your FlexScore.

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.
Amen.

Text Information
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
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: LM
Topic: The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination; Aldersgate; Christian Year: Pentecost (4 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise to thy eternal merit
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Source: Vesperale Romanum, Mechlin, 1848; adapt. from Hymns for Church and School, 1964



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements