"Come, Holy Ghost, in Love"
                  Translated by Ray Palmer, 1808-1887
                              Text From:
         (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.169-170

        1. Come, Holy Ghost, in love
        Shed on us from above
        Thine own bright ray.
        Divinely good Thou art;
        Thy sacred gifts impart
        To gladden each sad heart.
        Oh, come today!

        2. Come, tenderest Friend and best,
        Our most delightful Guest,
        With soothing power.
        Rest which the weary know,
        Shade mid the noontide glow,
        Peace when deep griefs o'erflow,
        Cheer us this hour.

        3. Come, Light serene and still,
        Our inmost bosoms fill,
        Dwell in each breast.
        We know no dawn but Thine;
        Send forth Thy beams divine
        On our dark souls to shine
        And make us blest.

        4. Exalt our low desires,
        Extinguish passion's fires,
        Heal every wound.
        Our stubborn spirits bend,
        Our icy coldness end,
        Our devious steps attend
        While heavenward bound.

        5. Come, all the faithful bless;
        Let all who Christ confess
        His praise employ.
        Give virtue's rich reward,
        Victorious death accord
        And, with our glorious Lord,
        Eternal joy.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #227 Text: Exek. 36:26 Author: Latin author unknown, c. 1200 Translated by: Ray Palmer, 1858 Titled: "Veni, Sancte Spiritus" Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1769 Tune: "Italian hymn"
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