Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
1
Come, Holy Ghost, 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.
----

First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Latin Title: Veni, Creator Spritus
Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus
Translator: John Cosin
Meter: 8.8.8.8