Words: At­trib­ut­ed to , cir­ca 800 (Ve­ni Cre­at­or Spir­it­us, Men­tes tu­o­rum vi­si­ta); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by , An­cient Hymns, 1837.

Music: Men­don, Ger­man tune, ar­ranged by , Sup­ple­ment of Sam­u­el Dy­er’s Third Edi­tion of Sac­red Mu­sic, 1828. Al­ter­nate tunes:

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest;
Come with Thy grace and heav’nly aid,
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

To Thee, the Comforter, we cry;
To Thee, the Gift of God most high;
The Fount of life, the Fire of love,
The soul’s Anointing from above.

The sev’nfold gifts of grace are Thine;
O Finger of the Hand Divine;
True Promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with speech endow.

Thy light to every sense impart,
And shed Thy love in every heart;
Thy own unfailing might supply
To strength our infirmity.