Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire Lyrics
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sev'nfold gifts impart.
Praise to Thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Thy blessèd unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dullness of our blinded sight.
Anoint and cheer our soilèd face
With the abundance of Thy grace;
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of both, to be but One;
That through the ages all along
This, this may be our endless song.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire ", John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823-January 22, 1876), was born in Kingston upon Hull, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician. Dykes was also Canon of Durham Cathedral.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Rhabanus Maurus (776AD to February 4, 856)
Nationality of Author: German
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Leonard A. Parr translated the hymn from German to English
Name of Composer of Music: John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823 to January 22, 1876)
Hymn Category: Church Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, And lighten with celestial fire"
First Publication Date: circa 800