Come Holy Ghost, Lord God, and fill

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1 Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God, and fill
With Thy rich grace heart, mind,and will,
And each believing soul inspire
With thine own pure and holy fire.
Lord, by the brightness of Thy light,
Thou in the faith dost men unite
Of ev'ry land and ev'ry tongue:
This to Thy praise, O Lord, be sung.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

2 Thou holy Light and Guide divine,
O cause the Word of life to shine;
Teach us to know our God aright,
And call Him Father with delight.
Keep us, O Lord, from all strange lore,
That we may seek no master more,
But with true faith in Christ abide,
And heartily in Him confide.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

3 Sweet Source of comfort, Holy Love,
Send us Thy succor from above,
That in Thy service we may stay,
And troubles drive us not away.
Lord, with Thy grace our souls refresh,
Confirm our frail and feeble flesh,
That we through life and death to Thee
May press with Christian chivalry.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #101

Author: Richard Massie

Massie, Richard, eldest son of the Rev. R. Massie, of Goddington, Cheshire, and Rector of Eccleston, was born at Chester, June 18, 1800, and resides at Pulford Hall, Coddington. Mr. Massie published a translation of Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs, London, 1854. His Lyra Domestica, 1st series, London, 1860, contains translations of the 1st Series of Spitta's Psalter und Harfe. In 1864 he published vol. ii., containing translations of Spitta's 2nd Series, together with an Appendix of translations of German hymns by various authors. He also contributed many translations of German hymns to Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book; to Reid's British Herald; to the Day of Rest, &c. He died Mar. 11,1887. -- John Julian, Di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come Holy Ghost, Lord God, and fill
Author: Richard Massie
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #101

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