Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come, Inspire these souls of thine

Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come, Inspire these souls of thine

Author: Rabanus Maurus
Tune: MANCHESTER (Wainwright)
Published in 51 hymnals

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1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
Inspire these souls of Thine;
Till every heart which Thou hast made
Be filled with grace divine.

2 Thou art the comforter, the gift
Of God, and fier of love;
The everlasting spring of joy,
And unction from above.

3 Thy gifts are manifold, Thou writ'st
God's law in each true heart;
The promise of the Father, Thou
Dost heavenly speech impart.

4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they
Thy sacred love embrace;
Assist our minds, by nature frail,
With Thy celestial grace.

5 Drive far from us the mortal foe,
And give us peace within;
That, by Thy guidance blest, we may
Escape the snares of sin.

6 Teach us the Father to confess,
And Son, form death revived,
And Thee, with both, O Holy Ghost,
Who art from both derived.

Author: Rabanus Maurus

Rabanus Maurus (c. 776-856) or Hrabanus Magnentius Maurus, was born of noble parents at Mainz, and educated at Fulda and Tours under Alcuin, who is reputed to have given him the surname, Maurus, after the saint of that name. In 803, he became director of the school at the Benedictine Abbey at Fulda. He was ordained priest in 814, spending the following years in a pilgrimage to Palestine. In 822, he became Abbott at Fulda, retiring in 842. In 847, he became archbishop of Mainz. He died at Winkel on the Rhine, February 4, 856. This distinguished Carolingian poet-theologian wrote extensive biblical commentaries, the Encyclopaedic De Universo, De Institutione Clericorum, and other works which circulated widely during the Middle Ages. Som… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come, Inspire these souls of thine
Author: Rabanus Maurus
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #77

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