O Come, Creator Spirit! Come
Veni Creator Spiritus
Translated by Father Faber
O come Creator Spirit come,
Vouchsafe to make our minds Thy home
And with Thy heav'nly grace fulfil
The hearts Thou madest at Thy will.
Thou that are named the Paraclete,
The Gift of God, His Spirit sweet;
The living Fountain, Fire, and Love,
And gracious Unction from above.
The sev'nfold grace Thou dost expand,
O Finger of the Father's Hand;
True promise of the Father, rich
In gifts of tongues and various speech.
To God the Father let us raise
And to His only Son, our praise,
Praise to the Holy Spirit be
Now, and for all eternity.
Copyright 1920 by N. A. M.