1 Come, O Creator Spirit blest,
And in our hearts take up your rest;
Spirit of grace, with heav'nly aid
Come to the souls whom you have made.
2 You are the Comforter, we cry,
Sent to the earth from God Most High,
Fountain of life and Fire of love,
And our Anointing from above.
3 Bringing from heav'n our sev'nfold dow'r,
Sign of our God's right hand of pow'r,
O blessed Spirit, promised long,
Your coming wakes the heart to song.
4 Make our dull minds with rapture glow,
Let human hearts with love o'erflow;
And, when our feeble flesh would fail,
May your immortal strength prevail.
5 Far from our souls the foe repel,
Grant us in peace henceforth to dwell;
Ill shall not come, nor harm betide,
If only you will be our Guide.
6 Show us the Father, Holy One,
Help us to know th'Eternal Son;
Spirit Divine, forevermore
You will we trust and you adore.
|First Line:||Come, O Creator Spirit blest|
|Title:||Come, O Creator Spirit Blest|
|Topic:||Holy Spirit: Anointing of; Holy Spirit: Comforter; Holy Spirit: Guide3 more...|
|Source:||Latin, 10th cent.; Trans. cento; mod.|