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4 Come, in Thee our toil is sweet,
Shelter from the noon-day heat,
5 Blessed Sun! Oh let Thy rays
Fill with joy and warmth and grace
6 What without Thy aid is wrought,
Skilful deed or wisest thought,
7 Cleanse us, Lord, from sinful stain,
O’er the parched heart, Oh rain,
8 Bend the stubborn will to Thine,
Melt the cold with fire divine,
9 Grant us, Lord, who cry to Thee,
Steadfast in the faith to be ;
10 May we live in holiness,
And in death find happiness,
King Robert II. of France.
Veni Creator Spiritus. 1 COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
3 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee of Both, to be but One;
Descend into our breast;
For ever sweetly rest.
Come and spread o'er our heads
Thy soft all-fostering wing;
And still Thy praises sing :
3 Thy praise who giv'st us life,
Our holier life of grace;
To run, and win the race.
4 If by the way we faint
Thou reachest forth Thy hand ;
Thou mak'st our weakness stand.
5 Be Thou our strength, O Lord;
Our life by which we live ;
That life of love must give.
6 Speak Thou within our souls;
Our prayers within us pray;
For Thine own prayers are they.
7 Glory to Thee, O Lord,
One co-eternal Three ;
One equal Glory be. Amen.
Bringing light, and shedding love,
Giving gifts to men to-day ;
Making us regenerate,
Faithful subjects unto Thee.
Never let us grieve Thee more:
Thou the wand'ring canst direct. 4. We are dark-be Thou our light;
We are blind-be Thou our sight;
Guide us through the wilderness. 5 To the Blessed Three in One,
To the Father, and the Son,
7. M. Neale. 143
Veni Creator Spiritus.
2 Oh, Source of uncreated Light,
The Father's promised Paraclete ;
3 Plenteous in grace descend from high,
Rich in Thy sevenfold energy ;
Protect and guide us in the way. 4 Immortal honour, endless fame,
Attend the Almighty Father's name :
In every clime, by every tongue,