Words: At­trib­ut­ed to (340-397) (Nunc Sanc­te no­bis Spir­it­us); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by in The Hymn­al Not­ed, 1852, num­ber 5.

Music: St. Ve­nan­ti­us, Rou­en church mel­o­dy. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Melcombe, , 1782

Come, Holy Ghost, with God the Son
And God the Father, ever One;
Shed forth Thy grace within our breast,
And dwell with us a ready Guest.

By every power, by heart and tongue,
By act and deed, Thy praise be sung;
Inflame with perfect love each sense,
That others’ souls may kindle thence.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Shall live and reign eternally.