Come Holy Ghost Creator Come

This hymn of petition to the Holy Spirit is one of many which are based on the Latin hym, Veni Creator Spiritus which  is ascribed to Ravanus Maurus (766-856).   

The translator of this particular English-language version is unknown.  

It is not the same hymn as "Come Holy Ghost Creator Blest" or "Come Holy Ghost our Hearts Insipre"

With meter of CM, the tune it is most commonly set to is TALLIS ORDINAL by Thomas Tallis.


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Parish church/choir with organ backing

Solo singer with effects and backing:

Child singing unaccompanied:


Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,
From thy bright heav’nly throne,
Come take possession of our souls,
And make them all thy own.

Thou who art called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.

Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace,
Finger of God’s right hand
His promise teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

O guide our minds with thy blessed light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with thy strength, which never decays
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peach unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe
Beneath thy sacred wing.

Through thee may we the Father know,
Through thee the eternal Son,
And thee, the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
With his coequal Son;
The same to thee, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.

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