Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Come
Music: T. Tallis 1505-1585
THE VERSES IN ITALICS COULD BE OMITTED
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,
from thy bright heav’nly throne,
come take possession of our souls,
and make them all thy own.
Thou who art called the Paraclete,
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.
Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace,
finger of God’s right hand
his promise teaching little ones
to speak an understand.
O guide our minds with thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with thy strength, which never decays
confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our deadly foe;
true peace unto us bring;
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath thy sacred wing.
Through thee may we the Father know,
through thee th'eternal Son,
and thee, the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.
All glory to the Father be,
with his coequal Son;
the same to thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run.
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