Come, O Creator Spirit, Come

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1 Come, O Creator Spirit, come,
and make within our heart thy home;
to us thy grace celestial give,
who of thy breathing move and live.

2 O Comforter, that name is thine,
of God most high the gift divine:
the well of life, the fire of love,
our souls' anointing from above.

3 Thou dost appear in sev'n-fold dower,
the sign of God's almighty power,
the Father's rpomise, making rich
with saving turth our earthly speech.

4 Our senses with thy light inflame;
our hearts to heav'nly love reclaim;
our bodies' poor infirmity
with strength perpetual fortify.

5 Our mortal foe afar repel;
grant us henceforth in peace to dwell;
and so to us, with thee for guide,
no ill shall come, no harm betide.

6 May we by thee the Father learn,
and know the Son, and thee discern,
who art of both, and thus adore
in perfect faith forevermore. Amen.

Antiphon stanza:
Praise God the Father and the Son,
who from the dead arose in power;
like praise to the consoling one,
forevermore, through ev'ry hour.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #377

Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges

Bridges, Robert Seymour, M.A., son of J. J. Bridges, of Walmer, Kent, was b. Oct. 23, 1844, and educated at Eton and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (B.A. 1867, M.A. 1874). He took his M.A. in 1874, but retired from practice in 1882, and now (1906) resides at Yattendon, Berks. He is the author of many poems and plays. He edition and contributed to the Yattendon Hymnal, 1899 (originally printed at the Oxford Univ. Press in parts—Nos. 1-25, 1895; 26-50, 1897; 51-75, 1898; 76-100, 1899). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, O Creator Spirit, come, And make within our hearts thy home
Title: Come, O Creator Spirit, Come
Latin Title: Veni Creator Spiritus
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges (1899)
Source: Veni creator Spiritus, medieval Latin
Language: English; Latin



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Common Praise (1998) #639
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #139
Rejoice in the Lord #377TextPage Scan
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