Come Lord to our Souls Come Down

This is a hymn of petition for faith, with words which echo Advent themes.  

It was written by English Anglican priest, teacher and hymn-writer, Howard Charles Adie Gaunt (1902-1983).

It was first published by in .  and copyright is now owned by Oxford University Press.

With meter 7.6.7.6, tunes it is set to include:
  • QUEDGELEY by English organist,  John Dykes Bower (1905-1981)
  • MELLING by John Fawcett (1789–1867)
  • VENI DOMINE - 17th century, source unknown



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Examples

Singer with organ backing:


Singer with organ:


Instrumental - organ. Tune MELLING:


Instrumental - organ. Tune QUEDGELEY,


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Come, Lord, to our souls come down,
Through the gospel speaking;
Let your words, your cross and crown,
Lighten all our seeking.

Drive out darkness from the heart,
Banish pride and blindness;
Plant in every inward part
Truthfulness and kindness.

Eyes be open, spirits stirred,
Minds new truth receiving;
Stir us, Lord, by your own word;
Deepen our believing.

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Come, Lord, to our souls come down,
Through the gospel speaking;
Let your words, your cross and crown,
Lighten all our seeking.

Drive out darkness from the heart,
Banish pride and blindness;
Plant in every inward part
Truthfulness and kindness.

Eyes be open, spirits stirred,
Minds new truth receiving;
Stir us, Lord, by your own word;
Deepen our believing.

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