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Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy clear celestial height (Caswall)

Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy clear celestial height (Caswall)

Author (attributed to): Robert II, King of France; Translator: Edward Caswall (1848)
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1 Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From Thy clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give:
Come, Thou Father of the poor!
Come, with treasures which endure!
Come, Thou Light of all that live!

2 Thou, of all consolers best,
Visiting the troubled breast,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;
Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.

3 Light immortal! Light divine!
Visit Thou 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 Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
In Thy sevenfold gifts, descend:
Give them comfort when they die,
Give them life with Thee on high,
Give them joys that never end.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #144

Author (attributed to): Robert II, King of France

Robert the Second, King of France, surnamed "Le Page" and "Le Devot," born circa 970, was the son of Hugh Capet, the first of the line of kings that succeeded the Carlovingian monarchs on the French throne. After having been associated with his father in the government of the kingdom, in 988 he became king in his own right. The story of his life, rather than of his reign, is a sad one; troubles both in his family and without so multiplying upon him that it needed all the consolation that he sought and found in religion to enable him to bear up against them. Having in 995 or 996 espoused Bertha, the widow of Eades, Count of Chartres, and daughter of Conrad the Pacific, his cousin in the fourth degree (a marriage at that time strictly forbidd… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy clear celestial height (Caswall)
Latin Title: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Translator: Edward Caswall (1848)
Author (attributed to): Robert II, King of France
Meter: 7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymns #427a

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #144

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d265

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Jubilee Hymns. Book II #d8

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Jubilee Hymns. Parish worship ed. with supplement #ad29

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Lyra Catholica #280

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New Manual of Praise #114

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Parish Worship II. New ed. #d21

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Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d52

Songs for the New Life #d228

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #407

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #407

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #407

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Songs for the Sanctuary #407

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Songs for the Sanctuary #407

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Songs for the Sanctuary #407

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Songs of the Church #222

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Songs of the Soul #76

Songs of the Spirit #d214

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The Book of Praise #d287

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The Book of Worship #226

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The Catholic Hymn Book #76

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d60

The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d68

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The Christian Hymnal #144

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The Church Hymnary #353

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The Garland of Praise #d56

The Garland of Praise. 2nd ed. #ad56

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The Hymnal #284

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The Hymnal #283

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The Hymnal #284

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d175

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The Jewel #201

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d34

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #230

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The Liturgy and the Offices of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1125

The New Saint Basil Hymnal #d59

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d155

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #89

The Plymouth Hymnal #d187

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