167. 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 your joys on humankind;
From sin and sorrow set us free;
May we, each one, your temple be.

2 O Source of uncreated light,
The bearer of God's gracious might,
Thrice-holy fount, thrice-holy fire,
Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire;
Refreshing show'rs of blessing bring
To sanctify us as we sing.

3 Plenteous of grace, your are the key
Unlocking sev'nfold energy;
Make us eternal truths receive
And practice all that we believe;
Give us yourself that we through you
Our heav'nly Father's will may do.

4 Immortal honor, endless fame
Attend the gracious Father's name;
The Savior Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died;
And equal adoration rise
For you, O Spirit, to the skies.

Text Information
First Line: Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Title: Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid
Translator: John Dryden, 1631-1700 (alt.)
Author: Rhabanus Maurus, 778-856
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Pastors; Pentecost
Tune Information
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: G Major
Source: Kirchengesangbuch, Strassburg, 1541

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