Text Based On Hebrews Chapter 4 (KJV)
For he spake in a certain place of the
seventh day on this wise, And God did
rest the seventh day from all his works.
Words: Ambrose of Milan: 340-397
Music: John B. Dykes: 1823-1876
Melita (88.88.88.) v4/C
CREATOR SPIRIT, BY WHOSE AID
Creator Spirit, by Whose aid
The world’s foundations first were laid,
Come, visit every contrite mind;
Come, pour Thy joys on human kind;
From sin, and sorrow set us free;
And make Thy temples worthy Thee.
O Source of uncreated Light,
The Father’s promised Paraclete!
Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire,
Our hearts with heav’nly love inspire;
Come, and Thy sacred unction bring
To sanctify us, while we sing!
Refine and purge our earthly parts;
But, oh, inflame and fire our hearts!
Our frailties help, our vice control;
Submit the senses to the soul;
And when rebellious they are grown,
Then, lay Thy hand, and hold them down.
Create all new; our wills control,
Subdue the rebel in our soul;
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.