589. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

1 Creator Spirit, by whose aid
the world's foundations first were laid,
come, visit ev'ry waiting mind;
come, pour your joys on humankind.
From sin and sorrow set us free;
may we your living temples be.

2 O Source of light, our Counselor
the Father's help to us assure,
Come down, as promised, with your fire,
and hearts with heav'nly love inspire.
Your sacred, healing message bring
to sanctify us when we sing.

3 Giver of grace, descend from high
in answer to our earnest cry.
Help us eternal truths receive
and practice all that we believe.
Give us your wisdom that we see
the glory of the Trinity.

4 Immortal honor, endless fame,
attend th'almighty Father's name;
the Savior-Son be glorified,
who for all humankind has died;
and equal adoration rise
to you, O Spirit, in the skies.

Text Information
First Line: Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Title: Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856 (abr.)
Translator: John Dryden, 1631-1700 (alt.)
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Work of the Spirit
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Gesangbuch...Psalmen, Geistliche Lieder, Strassburg, 1541, alt.; Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941
Copyright: Public Domain

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us