Come, O Creator Spirit, Come

Representative Text

1 Come, O Creator Spirit, come,
and make within our heart thy home;
to us thy grace celestial give,
who of thy breathing move and live.

2 O Comforter, that name is thine,
of God most high the gift divine:
the well of life, the fire of love,
our souls' anointing from above.

3 Thou dost appear in sev'n-fold dower,
the sign of God's almighty power,
the Father's rpomise, making rich
with saving turth our earthly speech.

4 Our senses with thy light inflame;
our hearts to heav'nly love reclaim;
our bodies' poor infirmity
with strength perpetual fortify.

5 Our mortal foe afar repel;
grant us henceforth in peace to dwell;
and so to us, with thee for guide,
no ill shall come, no harm betide.

6 May we by thee the Father learn,
and know the Son, and thee discern,
who art of both, and thus adore
in perfect faith forevermore. Amen.

Antiphon stanza:
Praise God the Father and the Son,
who from the dead arose in power;
like praise to the consoling one,
forevermore, through ev'ry hour.


Source: Rejoice in the Lord #377

Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges

Robert S. Bridges (b. Walmer, Kent, England, 1844; d. Boar's Hill, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, 1930) In a modern listing of important poets Bridges' name is often omitted, but in his generation he was consid­ered a great poet and fine scholar. He studied medicine and practiced as a physician until 1881, when he moved to the village of Yattendon. He had already written some poetry, but after 1881 his literary career became a full-time occupation, and in 1913 he was awarded the position of poet laureate in England. Bridges published The Yattendon Hymnal (1899), a collection of one hundred hymns (forty-four written or translated by him with settings mainly from the Genevan psalter, arranged for unaccompanied singing. In addition to volumes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, O Creator Spirit, come, And make within our hearts thy home
Title: Come, O Creator Spirit, Come
Latin Title: Veni Creator Spiritus
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges (1899)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Veni creator Spiritus, medieval Latin
Language: English; Latin

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #139

Common Praise (1998) #639

Hymnal #27

Hymns of the Saints #283

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Rejoice in the Lord #377

The Covenant Hymnal #281

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