Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.196

First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, in love,

Come, Holy Ghost, in love,
Shed on us from above
Thine own bright ray :
Divinely good Thou art ;
Thy sacred gifts impart
To gladden each sad heart :
Oh, come to-day !

2 Come, tenderest Friend and best,
Our most delightful Guest,
With soothing power :
Rest, which the weary know ;
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow;
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow :
Cheer us this hour.

3 Come, Light serene and still,
Our inmost bosoms fill ;

Dwell in each breast !
We know no dawn but Thine ;
Send forth Thy beams divine.
On our dark souls to shine,
And make us blest.

4 Exalt our low desires,
Extinguish passion's fires,
Heal every wound ;
Our stubborn spirits bend,
Our icy coldness end,
Our devious steps attend
While heavenward bound.

5 Come, all the faithful bless :
Let all who Christ confess
His praise employ ;
Give virtue's rich reward ;
Victorious death accord,
And, with our glorious Lord,
Eternal joy.