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Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!

"Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!"

by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), p. 167

 

Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!

1. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!

Be all Thy graces now out poured

On each believer's mind and heart;

Thy fervent love to them impart.

Lord, by the brightness of Thy light,

Thou in the faith dost men unite

Of every land and every tongue;

This to Thy praise, O Lord, our God, be sung.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

2. Thou holy Light, Guide Divine,

Oh, cause the Word of Life to shine!

Teach us to know our God aright

And call Him Father with delight.

From every error keep us free;

Let none but Christ our Master be

That we in living faith abide,

In Him, our Lord, with all our might confide.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

3. Thou holy Fire, Comfort true,

Grant us the will Thy work to do

And in Thy service to abide;

Let trials turn us not aside.

Lord, by Thy power prepare each heart

And to our weakness strength impart

That bravely here we may contend,

Through life and death to Thee, our Lord, ascend.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

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Notes:

224 from the Handbook to The Lutheran Hymnal

Text: Acts 2: 4

Author: Martin Luther

Translated by: composite

Titled: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Tune: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

15th-centruy melody