Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord

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1 Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord!
Be all Thy graces now outpoured
On the believer's mind and soul,
To strengthen, save and make us whole.

2 Lord, by the brightness of Thy light,
Thou in the faith dost men unite
Of every land and every tongue:
This to Thy praise, O Lord, be sung.

3 Thou Strong Defence, Thou holy Light,
Teach us to know our God aright,
And call Him Father from the heart:
The Word of life and truth impart:

4 That we may love not doctrines strange,
Nor e'er to other teachers range,
But Jesus for our Master own,
And put our trust in Him alone.

5 Thou sacred Ardor, Comfort sweet,
Help us to wait with ready feet
And willing heart at Thy command,
Nor trial fright us from Thy band.

6 Lord, make us ready with Thy powers;
Strengthen the flesh in weaker hours,
That as good warriors we may force
Through life and death to Thee our course!

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #442

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord
German Title: Komm, Heil'ger Geist, Herre Gott
Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

KOMM HEILIGER GEIST, HERRE GOTT


GERMANY


DAS NEUGEBORNE KINDELEIN

Also known as JENA, DAS NEUGEBORNE KINDELEIN was originally a chorale melody for Cyriacus Schneegass' text "Das neugeborne Kindelein." Composed by Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) and published in his Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (Jena, 1609), the tune was introduced to English congregations primarily…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #d198
Armed Forces Hymnal. Catholic Supplement #d18
Armed Forces Service Book for Public and Private Use. 2nd rev. ed. #d11
Army and Navy Service Book for Public and Private Use. Rev. ed. #d24
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d43
Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d39
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #442TextImage
Chorale Book for England, The #72TextImage
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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #248TextImage
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #248Image
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #146aImage
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #146bImage
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #257
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d55
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d59
Forty-Six Chorales #d11
Hymn Book for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Schools and Congregations #d18
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Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d40
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Hymnal for Juniors in Worship and Study #d19
Hymnbook for Christian Worship #193
Hymns and Prayers for Church Societies and Assemblies #d21
Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d37
Hymns and Songs for the Sunday School #142Image
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #243Image
Hymns of Faith and Life #d75
Hymns of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for the use of English Lutheran Missions #d5
Hymns of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: for the use of English Lutheran Missions #14Image
Luther League Hymnal #123Image
Lutheran Book of Worship #163
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Lyra Germanica: hymns for the Sundays and chief festivals of the Christian year #117Image
Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year #50Text
Pilgrim Hymnal #235
School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #152Image
Service Book and Hymnal, authorized by the Churches Cooperating in the Commission on the Liturgy and Hymnal #122a
Service Book and Hymnal, authorized by the Churches Cooperating in the Commission on the Liturgy and Hymnal #122b
Songs of the Spirit #d73
The Annex: Evangelical Hymns Translated and Original. 2nd ed. #d20
The Book of Worship #223Image
The Chapel Hymnal #d11
The Children's Hymnal #d48
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #135Image
The Cyber Hymnal #855TextAudioScore
The Garland of Praise #d24
The Harvard University Hymn Book #d41
The Hymn of the Week Songbook #d13
The Hymnal and Order of Service #d82
The Hymnal and Order of Service #d192
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d80
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d70
The Lutheran Hymnal #224
The Lutheran Hymnary Junior ... of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d40
The Lutheran Hymnary: Published by authority of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Hauge's Evangelical Lutheran Synod and United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d76
The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d123
The Parish School Hymnal #d50
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d103
The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d62
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