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Litanies of the Holy Ghost

204. Spirit blest, who art adored

7.7.7.6

Evelyn:

, 1874

Richard F. Littledale, 1867

Spirit blest, who art adored

With the Father and the Word,

One eternal God and Lord;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

Dew descending from above,

Breath of life, and fire of love;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Thou by whom the Virgin bore

Him whom heaven and earth adore,

Sent our nature to restore;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Thou whom Jesus, from his throne,

Gave to cheer and help his own,

That they might not be alone;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Thou whose sound apostles heard,

Thou whose power their spirit stirred,

Giving them thy living Word;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Thou whose grace the Church doth fill,

Showing her God's perfect will,

Making Jesus present still;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

All thy sevenfold gifts bestow,

Gifts of wisdom God to know,

Gifts of strength to meet the foe;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

All our evil passions kill,

Bend aright our stubborn will;

Though we grieve thee, patient still;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Come to raise us when we fall,

And when snares our souls enthrall,

Lead us back with gentle call;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Come to strengthen all the weak,

Give thy courage to the meek,

Teach our faltering tongues to speak;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Come to aid the souls who yearn

More of truth divine to learn,

And with deeper love to burn;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Keep us in the narrow way,

Warn us when we go astray,

Plead within us when we pray;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Holy, loving, as thou art,

Come, and live within our heart;

Nevermore from us depart;

Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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