Come Holy Ghost Our Souls Inspire

Veni Creator

Come Holy Ghost Our Souls Inspire
(This hymn is sung at all ordination)

Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire,
Thou thee the anointing spirit art,
Who dost thy seven fold gifts impart

Thy blessed unction from above,
Is comfort life and fire of love
Enable with perpetual light,
the dullness of our blinded sight

Anoint and cheer our soiled face,
with thee abundance of thy grace
Keep far our foes give peace at home,
Where thou art guide no ill can come

Teach us to know the father son,
and thee of both to be but one
That through all ages all along,
this may be our endless song