by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER GER
Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come
Inspire the souls of Thine;
Till ev'ry heart which Thou hast made
Is fill'd with grace divine.
Thou art the Comforter,
the gift of God, and fire of Love,
The everlasting spring of joy,
And unction from above.

Thy gifts are manifold,
Thou writ'st God's laws in each true heart;
The promise of the Father,
Thou Dost heav'nly speech impart
Enlighten our dark souls,
till they Thy love, Thy love embrace;
Assist our minds, by nature frail.
With Thy celestial grace.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Komm Heiliger Geist, Schöpfer, komm", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Gebet um Geist", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
Line count: 16
Word count: 86