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Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And make our hearts Your place of rest;
Come with Your grace and heav’nly aid,
And fill the hearts which You have made.
To You, the Counselor, we cry,
To You, the gift of God Most High;
The fount of life, the fire of love,
The soul’s anointing from above.
In You, with graces sevenfold,
We God’s almighty hand behold
While You with tongues of fire proclaim
To all the world His holy name.
Your light to ev’ry thought impart,
And shed Your love in ev’ry heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.
Drive far away our wily foe,
And Your abiding peace bestow;
With You as our protecting guide,
No evil can with us abide.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And You, from both, as Three in One
That we Your name may ever bless
And in our lives the truth confess.

Text Information

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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
Translator:
Edward Caswall
Meter:
8.8.8.8
Source:
Latin, 10th cent.; Paris Breviary
Language:
English
Refrain First Line:
Be not afraid
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information

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Title:
KOMM, GOTT SCHÖPFER
Meter:
8.8.8.8
Copyright:
Public Domain