Come, Holy Ghost
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:
Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dullness of our blinded sight:
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace:
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where thou art guide no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of Both, to be but One;
That through the agea all along
This may be our endless song,
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
John Cosin (1594-1672), based on 'Veni Creator Spiritus'