Creative Spirit, Come to Us

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1 Creative Spirit, come to us,
give vision to the minds you own,
and fill the hearts which you have made
with gifts whose grace is yours alone.

2 For you are called the Comforter,
the glorious gift of God Most High,
the living water, fire and love,
outpouring of eternity.

3 Kaleidoscope of sevenfold light,
power of the strong right hand of God,
enriching with the promised truth
the prophet's and the preacher's word.

4 Make our imaginations blaze,
and fill our hearts with flowing love,
that we, who have no strength, may know
the strong flight of the soaring dove.

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

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Translator: Janet Wootton

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First Line: Creative Spirit, come to us
Title: Creative Spirit, Come to Us
Translator: Janet Wootton (ca. 1993, alt.)
Meter: 8 7 87 and coda
Source: Latin, 9th century
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1993 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. and Women in Theology (Admin. Hope Publishing Company)


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