1 Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
and kindle with celestial fire;
thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.
2 Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love;
enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.
3 Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace;
keep far our foes; give peace at home;
where thou art guide, no ill can come.
4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but one;
that through the ages all along
thy praise may be our endless song:
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
|First Line:||Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire|
|Title:||Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire|
|Attributed to:||Rabanus Maurus, 9th C.|
|Translator:||John Cosin (1627)|
|Scripture:||Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11; John 16:12; Acts 2:3; Isaiah 11:2|
|Topic:||Holy Spirit: Anoninting of|
|Source:||Plainsong, Vesperale Romanum, Mechlin, 1848|