1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up thy rest;
Come with thy grace and heav'nly aid
To fill the hearts which thou hast made,
To fill the hearts which thou hast made.
2 O Comforter, to thee we cry,
Thou heav'nly gift of God most high,
Thou fount of life, and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above,
And sweet anointing from above.
3 O Holy Ghost, through thee alone
Know we the Father and the Son;
Be this our firm unchanging creed,
That thou dost from them both proceed,
That thou dost from them both proceed.
4 Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,
And Holy Spirit with them one;
And may the Son on us bestow
All gifts that from the Spirit flow,
All gifts that from the Spirit flow.
|First Line:||Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, And in our hearts take up thy rest|
|Title:||Come, O Creator Spirit Blest|
|Latin Title:||Veni, Creator Spiritus|
|Author (attributed to):||Rabanus Maurus|
|Source:||Latin, 10th cent.; Paris Breviary|
|Refrain First Line:||Be not afraid|