Tune: Tallis’ Canon
All laud to Thee, O Holy Ghost, Who dost indwell the saintly host, A temple fair and holy, we Who now are set at liberty. For hovered Thou o’er waters deep, And by Thy power the oceans heap’d To bring dry land upon the earth Before mankind had had his birth. Thou in his nostrils life did breath And all his members still do weave, Our Maker, then, Thy grace impart; To wrought in us a lively heart. Thou Spirit then in form of dove Assured us of the Father’s love Toward His Son, in Whom we dwell As our baptism doth betell. So Spirit, with Thy graceful art, Thy life to us elect impart The vale of dry bones resurrect That they thy glory may reflect. For us, dear Spirit, make a way, As Thou didst in the Red Sea day, Or when the Flood from earth did cease, Herald a place for man’s increase. Thou didst the prophets true inspire And gave the Church celestial fire On Pentecost, that holy day, To bless her with her staff and stay. For, sev’n-fold Ghost, it is by Thee That Temple-lamps bright we can be. Thy burning unction from above Endows us with Thy gifts of love. We in this Promised Land do dwell With Christ our Lord Emmanuel. Thou Spirit then help us proclaim In word and deed Christ Jesus’ name.
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