127. Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

1 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come,
and from thy celestial home
shed a ray of light divine;
come, thou Father of the poor,
come, thou source of all our store,
come, within our bosoms shine.

2 Thou of comforters the best,
thou the soul's most welcome guest,
sweet refreshment here below;
in our labour rest most sweet,
grateful coolness in the heat,
solace in the midst of woe.

3 O most bless├Ęd Light divine,
shine within these hearts of thine,
and our inmost being fill;
where thou art not, man hath naught,
nothing good in deed or thought,
nothing free from taint of ill.

4 Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
on our dryness pour thy dew;
wash the stains of guilt away;
bend the stubborn heart and will;
melt the frozen, warm the chill;
guide the steps that go astray.

5 On the faithful, who adore
and confess thee, evermore
in thy sev'nfold gifts descend:
Give them virtue's sure reward,
give them thy salvation, Lord,
give them joys that never end.

Text Information
First Line: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
Title: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
Original Language: Latin
Author: Stephen Langton, d. 1228
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878 (alt.)
Meter: 777 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Grace and Providence; Pentecost; Year C: Easter 6 (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: VENI, SANCTE SPIRITUS
Composer: Samuel Webbe, 1740-1816
Meter: 777 D
Key: F Major



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