"Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest"
                       by Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856
                 Translated by Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
                                Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.174

        1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
        Vouchsafe within our souls to rest;
        Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
        And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

        2. To Thee, the Comforter, we cry,
        To Thee, the Gift of God Most High,
        The Fount of life, the Fire of love,
        The soul's Anointing from above.

        3. The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine,
        O Finger of the Hand Divine;
        True promise of the Father Thou,
        Who dost the tongue with speech endow.

        4. Thy light to every thought impart
        And shed Thy love in every heart;
        The weakness of our mortal state
        With deathless might invigorate.

        5. Drive far away our wily Foe
        And Thine abiding peace bestow;
        If Thou be our protecting Guide,
        No evil can our steps betide.

        6. Make Thou to us the Father known,
        Teach us the eternal Son to won
        And Thee, whose name we ever bless,
        Of both the Spirit, to confess.

        7. Praise we the Father and the Son
        And Holy Spirit, with them One;
        And may the Son on us bestow
        The gifts that from the Spirit flow! Amen.

Notes: Hymn #233 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 14:26 Author: Rhabanus Maurus, 856 Translated by: Edward Caswall, 1849, alt. Titled: _Veni, Creator Spiritus, Mentes_ Tune: "Komm, Gott Schoepfer" based on "Veni, Creator Spiritus," c. 600
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