2606. Holy Spirit, Come and Shine

1. Holy Spirit, come and shine
Sweetly in this heart of mine,
With Thy heavenly love and light;
Come, Thou Father of the poor,
Come, Thou Giver, great and sure;
Come, and make my spirit bright!

2. Best of all my helpers, Thou!
Dearest Guest that I can know,
Freshest Draught that I can find:
In my labor Thou art Peace,
Thou dost bid my fever cease,
To my sorrows Thou art kind.

3. O Thou blessèd Light of Light,
Fill Thou every secret height
In Thy servant’s waiting soul!
Save for this, Thy heavenly aid,
Man would be for nothing made;
Not a sin could he control.

4. Cleanse Thou every sordid place
Soften harshness by Thy grace,
Heal the wounds I feel within;
Bend the stubborn will to Thine,
Cheer the thoughts that droop and pine—
Rule whatever turns to sin!

5. Give to them that faithful be
Everlasting trust in Thee,
All Thy sevenfold gifts bestow;
Give to virtue her reward,
Give us safety in our Lord,
Give what joy immortals know!

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, come and shine
Title: Holy Spirit, Come and Shine
Latin Title: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Author: Anonymous (12th century)
Translator (from Latin): Samuel A. W. Duffield
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Laudes Domini (New York: 1884)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Webbe, Sr. (1782)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 11123 21232 55456
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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