296. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire

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:

[Coda:]
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Text Information
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)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11; John 16:12; Acts 2:3; Isaiah 11:2
Topic: Holy Spirit: Anoninting of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VENI CREATOR
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Plainsong, Vesperale Romanum, Mechlin, 1848



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