201. Come, Holy Ghost

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 from 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 may be our endless song:

Praise to God, to Christ the Word,
and to the Spirit: all adored. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Title: Come, Holy Ghost
Translator: John Cosin (1627)
Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 8 8 8 and coda
Topic: Service Music: Doxologies; Pentecost: Year A; Pentecost: Year B (4 more...)
Source: 9th-century Latin
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Healey Willan
Meter: 8 8 8 8 and coda
Key: B♭ Major

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