Mighty and All-Holy Spirit,
Sev’nfold Spirit of the Lord,
Come in might; perfect within us
All Thy gifts Thou hast outpoured!
Grant the light of Thine own wisdom
To our strained and longing eyes,
That we may yet better know Thee,
Rightly love Thee, O Most High!
Enter in our hearts more fully;
Give us grace to understand
What, O Spirit, Thou revealest
And to trust in Thy command!
Let us enter ever deeper
Into Thy great truth and light
And to dwell upon Thy myst’ries
Leading to eternal life!
Now we pray Thee, Holy Spirit,
Grant unto us grace on grace
That we may draw ever near Thee
And at last may see Thy Face!
Grant to us Thy mighty counsel
That we e’er may judge aright,
And may know Thy will all-holy,
And discern the dark from light.
O most Holy, gracious Spirit,
Make us steadfast in our faith;
Grant us strength amidst our struggle,
Perseverance in the race!
Fortitude now pour upon us
That we e’er hold fast to Thee,
Daily growing in all virtue,
Faith, hope, joy and charity!
Righteous and All-Knowing Spirit,
God before all worlds began,
Thou didst hover o’er the waters
As the Father all began.
Grant to us, Creator Spirit,
Knowledge of Thy glorious truth,
Eyes of faith that in creation
Perceive what Thou, Lord, dost do!
All-Adored and Loving Spirit,
Grant to our hearts piety,
That we may yet love more deeply
Thee, O Lord, Blessed Trinity!
Let us know Thy gracious favor,
That through Jesus we are sons,
And that all men bear Thine Image,
Thus deserving of our love.
Holy Spirit, Sanctifier,
Who hast spoken from of old
In the words of Sacred Scripture
That the wise man fears the Lord,
Grant to us this seed of wisdom,
Holy fear and awe of God,
That at length in Thy great Kingdom
We may ever live above!
Words: Noah Townsend, Copyright 2012.
Tune: “Austria” Franz Josef Haydn, 1797.