Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest   2 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Cumming, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Original Words by Rabanus Maurus (Died in 856)

English Translation by Edward Caswall (1814-1878)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,

Vouchsafe within our souls to rest,

Come with Thy grace and heav’nly aid,

And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

2.  To Thee, Comforter, we cry

To Thee, the gift of God most high,

The fount of life, the fire of love,

The souls’ anointing from above.

3.  Thy light to ev’ry thought impart,

And shed Thy love in ev’ry heart,

The weakness of our mortal state

With deathless might invigorate.

4.  Make Thou to us the Father known;

Teach us th’eternal Son to own,

And Thee, whose name we ever bless,

Of both the Spirit, to confess.

5.  Praise we the Father and the Son,

And Holy Spirit, Three in One:

And may the Son on us bestow

The gifts that from the Spirit flow.

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