207. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

1 Creator Spirit, by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, visit ev'ry humble mind;
Come, pour thy joys on human-kind;
From sin and sorrow set us free,
And make thy temples fit for thee.

2 O Source of uncreated light,
The Father's promised Paraclete,
Thrice holy fount, thrice holy fire,
Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire:
Come, and thy sacred unction bring
To sanctify us while we sing.

3 Plenteous of grace, descend from high,
Rich in thy sev'nfold energy;
Make us eternal truths receive
And practice all that we believe.
Give us thyself, that we may see
The Father and the Son by thee.

4 Immortal honor, endless fame,
Attend the almighty Father's name;
The Savior Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died;
And equal adoration be,
Eternal Paraclete, to thee.

Text Information
First Line: Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Title: Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Muarus, 778,856
Translator: John Dryden, 1631-1700
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Pentecost/Praise to God, The Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: G Major or modal

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