"Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!"

                    by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                               Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!

        Be all Thy graces now out poured

        On each believer's mind and heart;

        Thy fervent love to them impart.

        Lord, by the brightness of Thy light,

        Thou in the faith dost men unite

        Of every land and every tongue;

        This to Thy praise, O Lord, our God, be sung.

        Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

        2. Thou holy Light, Guide Divine,

        Oh, cause the Word of Life to shine!

        Teach us to know our God aright

        And call Him Father with delight.

        From every error keep us free;

        Let none but Christ our Master be

        That we in living faith abide,

        In Him, our Lord, with all our might confide.

        Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

        3. Thou holy Fire, Comfort true,

        Grant us the will Thy work to do

        And in Thy service to abide;

        Let trials turn us not aside.

        Lord, by Thy power prepare each heart

        And to our weakness strength impart

        That bravely here we may contend,

        Through life and death to Thee, our Lord, ascend.

        Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Notes: Hymn 224 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Acts 2: 4 Author: Martin Luther Translated by: composite Titled: "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" Tune: "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" 15th-century melody
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