Come, Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Grace

Come, Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Grace,
Come, make our hearts Thy dwelling place;
For Thou the best consoler art,
Who dost Thy seven gifts impart:
Come, Holy Ghost, fill every heart.

On Thee we call, our Paraclete,
The Gift of God, with grace replete,
The Fount of Life, the Fire of Love,
And sacred Unction from above:
Come, Holy Ghost, Thou heavenly Dove.

Drive far away our deadly foe,
And Thine enduring peace bestow;
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide,
O’er every thought and step preside:
Come, Holy Ghost, in us abide.

May we through Thee the Father know,
And in our love for Jesus grow;
May we profess in steadfast creed
Thyself Who dost from Both proceed:
Come, Holy Ghost, we humbly plead.

John G. Hacker, Catholic Hymnal (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1920).

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