Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid   Leave a comment

Above:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia, April 22, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by John Dryden (1631-1700), who translated them from the Latin Veni Creator Spiritus text

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1.  Creator Spirit, by whose aid

the world’s foundations first were laid,

visit every humble mind,

pour thy joys on humankind;

from sin and sorrow set us free,

and make thy temples worthy thee.

2.  O Source of uncreated light,

the Father’s promised Paraclete,

thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire,

our hearts with heavenly love inspire;

come, and thy sacred unction bring

to sanctify us while we sing.

3.  Plenteous of grace, come from on high,

rich in thy sevenfold energy;

make us eternal truth receive,

and practice all that we believe;

give us thyself, that we may see

the Father and the Son by thee.

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