Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and the Ordinary Form.

Come, Holy Ghost, who ever One
Art with the Father and the Son;
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess
With Thy full flood of holiness.

In word* and deed, by heart and tongue,
With all our powers, Thy praise be sung;
And love light up our mortal frame,
Till others catch the living flame.

Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high,
Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

Words: attr. St. Ambrose of Milan, 4th Century; tr. Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1836.
Tune:Ferial” Sarum Melody.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

*in some texts, “will” rather than “word.”

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

Come, Holy Ghost, Who ever One
Art with the Father and the Son;
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess
With Thy full flood of holiness.

In word and deed, by heart and tongue,
With all our powers, Thy praise be sung;
May love enwrap our mortal frame,
And others catch the living flame.

Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.

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