Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come!

Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come!

Translator: Edward Caswall (1849)
Tune: VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS (Webbe)
Published in 57 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 hearts to 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 blessèd 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 sevenfold gifts descend:
Give them virtue's sure reward,
give them thy salvation, Lord,
give them joys that never end.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #243

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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A Church Hymn Book #80

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A Church hymnal #310

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A Treasury of Catholic Song #72

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Ancient and Modern #243

Christian Hymns #24

Christian Praise #d65

Church Family Worship #327

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #297

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #157

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Common Praise (1998) #636

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Common Praise #180

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #127

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Ecumenical Praise #19

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d44

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d45

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #156

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Edition #184

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #92

Hymns Ancient and Modern, Revised #156

Hymns Ancient and Modern #128

Hymns and Psalms #284

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Hymns for the Worship of God #95

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #227

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Hymns of the Spirit #6

Hymns Old and New #97

Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #19

People's Mass Book, New Daily Missal Edition #d25

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d18

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d59

The Book of Catholic Worship #d19

The Book of Common Praise #481

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The Book of Common Praise #441

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The Book of Worship #150

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The Christian Hymnal, Hymns with Tunes for the Services of the Church #72

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The Church Hymnal #108

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The Church Hymnal #372

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The Church Hymnal #378

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The Church Hymnal #378

The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d79

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The Cyber Hymnal #1120

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #109a

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #109b

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The Hymnal #196a

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The Hymnal #196b

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The Hymnal #378

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The Mission Hymnal #27

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The Mission Hymnal. (Enlarged Edition) #27

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The New English Hymnal #139a

The New English Hymnal #139b

The New English Hymnal #520

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The Order for Evensong #10

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d63

The Saint Dunstan Hymnal, Plainsong Hymns with Accompaniments, from the Manuscripts of the late Rev. Winfred Douglas #d14

The Sarum Hymnal #175

The St. Alban Hymnal #d68

Worship II, a Hymnal for Roman Catholic Parishes #d45

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