244. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart.

2 Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
The dullness of our blinded sight.

3 Anoint our heart and cheer our face
With the abundance of Thy grace.
Keep far our foes; give peace at home:
Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come.

4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee of Both, to be but One:
That through the ages all along
Thy praise may be our endless song!

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Latin Title: Veni Creator Spiritus
Author: Charlemagne, d. 814
Translator: Unknown (1662, a.)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Whitsunday; The Holy Spirit; Sexagesima Sunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #133 or #496
Tune Information
Name: ST. OSWALD
Meter: L. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes



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