"Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid" by Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856 Translated by John Dryden, 1631-1700 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.176 1. Creator Spirit, by whose aid The world's foundations first were laid, Come, visit every humble mind; Come, 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. Plentous of grace, descend from high Rich in Thy sevenfold energy; Make us eternal truths receive And practice all that we believe; Give us Thyself that we may see The Father and the Son by Thee. 4. Immortal honor, endless fame, Attend the almighty Father's name; The Savior Son be glorified, Who for lost man's redemption died; And equal adoration be, Eternal Paraclete, to Thee.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Hymn #236 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rom. 8:9 Author: Rhabanus Maurus, 856, asc. Translated by: John Dryden, 1693, cento, alt. Titled: "Veni, Creator Spiritus, Mentes" Tune: "All' Ehr' und Lob" 1st Published in: _Kirchengesangbuch_ Town: Strassburg, 1541
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