I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter.@John 14:16

At­trib­ut­ed to Rha­ba­nus Maur­us, cir­ca 800 (Ve­ni Cre­at­or Spir­it­us, Men­tes tu­or­um vi­si­ta). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ri­chard Mant, An­cient Hymns, 1837.

Men­don Ger­man tune, ar­ranged by Sam­u­el Dyer, Sup­ple­ment of Sam­u­el Dy­er’s Third Ed­i­tion of Sac­red Mu­sic, 1828 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Rhabanus Maurus
(776–856)

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.