Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
... O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God's hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father,
Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.