The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


Come, Holy Spirit, Our Souls Inspire

1.  Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire,
    And lighten with celestial fire;
    Thou the anointing Spirit art,
    Who dost Thy seven-fold gifts impart.

2.  Thy blessed unction from above 
    Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
    Enable with perpetual light
    The dullness of our mortal sight.

3.  Teach us to know the Father, Son,
    And Thee, of both, to be but one;
    That through the ages all along
    This may be our endless song:

4.  Praise to Thine eternal merit,
    Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WORDS: Attr. Rabanus Maurus, 9th century Trans. John Cosin, 1627;
MUSIC: alt.Plainsong, Mode VIII Arr. Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Scripture: Acts 2:3 I Corinthians 12:4-11
Theme: Day Of Pentecost