Rabanus Maurus, 776-856
Edward Caswall, 1814-78
John 14:16; John 14:26; Romans 8:5-11; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16


1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And make our hearts Your place of rest; 
Come with Your grace and heav'nly aid
And fill the hearts which You have made.

2 To You, the Counselor, we cry,
To You, the gift of God Most High;
The fount of life, the fire of love,
The soul's anointing from above.

3 In You, with graces sevenfold,
We God's almighty hand behold
While You with tongues of fire proclaim
To all the world His holy name.

4 Your light to ev'ry thought impart,
And shed Your love in ev'ry heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.


5 Drive far away our wily foe,
And Your abiding peace bestow;
With You as our protecting guide,
No evil can with us abide.

6 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And You, from both, as Three in One
That we Your name may ever bless
And in our lives the truth confess.

7 Praise we the Father and Son,
And Holy Spirit, with them One, 
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow!