Creator Spirit, by whose aid

Creator Spirit, by whose aid
the world's foundations first were laid,
come visit every humble mind;
come, pour thy joys on human kind;
from sin and sorrow set us free,
and make us temples worthy thee.

O Source of uncreated light,
the Father's promised Paraclete,
thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire,
our hearts with heavenly love inspire;
come, and thy sacred unction bring
to sanctify us while we sing.

Plenteous of grace, come from on high,
rich in thy sevenfold energy;
make us eternal truths receive,
and practice all that we believe;
give us thyself, that we may see
the Father and the Son by thee.

Immortal honor, endless fame,
attend the Almighty Father's Name;
the Savior Son be glorified,
who for lost man's redemption died;
and equal adoration be,
Eternal Paraclete, to thee.

Words: John Dryden, 1693

Music: Surrey, Alsatian, Attwood (Veni Creator)

Meter: 88 88 88

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.