125. Come, Holy Spirit, Our Souls Inspire

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

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

3 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of both, to be but one;
That through the ages all along
This may be our endless song:

4 Praise to Thine eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
Title: Come, Holy Spirit, Our Souls Inspire
Author (attr.): Rabanus Maurus
Translator: John Cosin (1627; alt.)
Meter: LM
Scripture: Acts 2:3; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS
Arranger: Healey Willan
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Plainsong, Mode VIII
Copyright: Reprinted with the permission of the executor of the estate of Healey Willan.



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