Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
Tr. Rev. E. Caswall
S. Webbe (1740-1816)
Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From the clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give.
Come, Thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come Thou light of all that live.
Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul's delightsome guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;
Thou in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
Light immortal, Light divine,
Visit thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill;
If Thou take Thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.
Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
In thy sev'nfold gifts descend;
Give them comfort when they die;
Give them life with Thee on high;
Give them joys that never end.
Copyright 1920 by N. A. M.