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Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 651
Text: Attr. to Rhabanus Maurus, 8th-9th cent.; trans. by John Cosin, 1627
Music: Vesperale Romanum, Mechlink, 1848; adapt. from Hymns for Church and School,

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:

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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