143. Come, Holy Ghost, in love

1 Come, Holy Ghost, in love
Shed on us from above
Thine own bright ray!
Divinely good Thou art;
Thy sacred gifts impart
To gladden each sad heart;
O come to-day!

2 Come, tend'rest Friend and best,
Our most delightful Guest,
With soothing power;
Rest, which the weary know,
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow,
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow--
Cheer us, this hour!

3 Come, Light serene, and still
Our inmost bosoms fill;
Dwell in each breast;
We know no dawn but Thine;
Send forth Thy beams divine,
On our dark souls to shine,
And make us blest!

4 Exalt our low desires;
Extinguish passion's fires;
Heal every wound;
Our stubborn spirits bend;
Our icy coldness end;
Our devious steps attend,
While heavenward bound.

5 Come, all the faithful bless;
Let all, who Christ confess,
His praise employ;
Give virtue's rich reward;
Victorious death accord,
And with our glorious Lord,
Eternal joy!


Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, in love
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Ray Palmer (1858)
Meter: 6 6 4, 6 6 6 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Church Year: Whitsunday-The Holy Spirit
Source: Latin Sequence of XII Century
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Hiles, (1826-1904)
Meter: 6 6 4, 6 6 6 4
Key: A♭ Major

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