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15 May 2010

Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest









Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made,
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O Comfort Blest to Thee we cry,
Thou heav'nly Gift of God most high;
Thou fount of life and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above,
And sweet anointing from above.

O Holy Ghost, Through thee alone
Know we the Father and the Son;
Be this firm unchanging creed,
That thou dost from them both proceed,
That thou dost from them both proceed.

Praise be to Thee Father and Son,
And Holy Spirit Three in one;
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow,
The gifts that from the Spirit flow.

See also the Latin version: Veni, Creator Spiritus

Text: Veni, Creator Spiritus, attr. to Rabanus Maurus (780-856), tr. by Edward Caswall (1814-1878)
Tune: LAMBILLOTTE LM with repeat, by Louis Lambillotte (1796-1855)

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