O Holy Spirit, by whose
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O Holy Spirit, by whose breath
life rises vibrant out of death,
come to create, renew, inspire.
Come, kindle in our hearts your fire.
You are the seeker's sure resource,
of burning love the living source,
protector in the midst of strife,
the giver and the Lord of life.
In you God's energy is shown.
To us your varied gifts make known.
Teach us to speak, teach us to hear;
yours is the tongue and yours the ear.
Flood our dull senses with your light.
In mutual love our hearts unite.
Your power the whole creation fills;
confirm our weak, uncertain wills.
From inner strife grant us release.
Turn nations to the ways of peace.
To fuller life your people bring,
that as one body we may sing:
Praise our Creator, Christ the Word,
and praise the Spirit, God the Lord,
to whom all honor, glory be
both now and for eternity.
Words: attributed to Rabanus Maurus, Veni Creator Spiritus, 9th
Hymn Book, 1971, alt.
Copyright © 1971
John Webster Grant
Tune: Henry Duncalf, Parochial Harmony, 1762
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