Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come Lyrics
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,
From thy bright heav'nly throne,
Come take possession of our souls,
And make them all thy own.
Thou who art called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.
Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace,
Finger of God's right hand
His promise teaching little ones
To speak an understand.
O guide our minds with thy blessed light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with thy strength, which never decays
Confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peach unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe
Beneath thy sacred wing.
Through thee may we the Father know,
Through thee the eternal Son,
And thee, the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.
All glory to the Father be,
With his coequal Son;
The same to thee, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come ", Thomas Tallis (Circa 1505-November 23, 1585), was born in Leicestershire, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and Tudor court musician. Thomas Tallis is referred to as England's leading composer of Anglican sacred music in the Tudor era.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Rhabanus Maurus (776AD to February 4, 856)
Nationality of Author: German
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Unknown
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Tallis (Circa 1505 to November 23, 1585)
Hymn Category: Confirmation Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, From thy bright heav'nly throne"
First Publication Date: circa 800