Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Author: John Cosin, 1627;Rhabanus Maurus, 8th-9th cent
Theme: Aldersgate;Christian Year: Pentecost;Grace;Holy Spirit;Ordination;Service Music: Doxology;The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination;The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination
1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire; thou the anointing Spirit art, who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. 2 Thy blessed unction from above is comfort, life, and fire of love; enable with perpetual light the dullness of our blinded sight. 3 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. 4 Teach us to know the Father, Son, and thee, of both, to be but One; that through the ages all along this, this may be our endless song: Refrain after last stanza: Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.