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Come, Holy Ghost, in love - Come, Holy Ghost
(Robert II of France/Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Come, Holy Ghost.

1. Come, Holy Ghost, in love
shed on us from above
    thine own bright ray!
Divinely good thou art;
thy sacred gifts impart
to gladden each sad heart:
    O, come today!

2. Come, tend'rest Friend, and best,
our most delightful guest,
    with soothing power:
rest, which the weary know,
shade, 'mid the noontide glow,
peace, when deep griefs o'erflow, –
    cheer us this hour!

3. Come, Light serene, and still
our inmost bosoms fill;
    dwell in each breast:
we know no dawn but thine;
send forth thy beams Divine,
on our dark souls to shine,
    and make us blessed!

4. Exalt our low desires;
extinguish passion's fires;
    heal every wound:
our stubborn spirits bend,
our icy coldness end,
our devious steps attend,
    while heavenward bound.

5. Come, all the faithful bless;
let all, who Christ confess,
    his praise employ;
give virtue's rich reward,
victorious death accord,
and, with our gracious Lord,
    eternal joy!

1858.

Ray Palmer, The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 110-111;
translation of the Latin Veni, Sancte Spiritus of Robert II of France.

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