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142.
1 Thou, who camest from above,

Bringing light, and shedding love,
Teaching of Thy perfect way,

Giving gifts to men to-day ;
2 Thou, who once didst change our state,

Making us regenerate,
Help us evermore to be

Faithful subjects unto Thee.
3. We have often grieved Thee sore ;

Never let us grieve Thee more:
Thou the feeble canst protect,

Thou the wand'ring canst direct. 4 We are dark-be Thou our light;

We are blind-be Thou our sight;
Be our comfort in distress;

Guide us through the wilderness. 5 To the Blessed Three in One,

To the Father, and the Son,
And the Holy Ghost, arise
Praise from all below the skies ! Amen.

7. M. Neale. 143.

Veni Creator Spiritus.
CREATOR Spirit! By whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, visit every pious mind,
Come, pour Thy joys on human kind;
From sin and sorrow set us free,
And make Thy temples worthy Thee !

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2 Oh, Source of uncreated Light,

The Father's promised Paraclete ;
Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire,
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire :
Come, and Thy sacred unction bring,
To sanctify us while we sing.

3 Plenteous in grace descend from high,

Rich in Thy sevenfold energy ;
Our frailty help, our vice control,
Submit the senses to our soul;
And, lest our feet should step astray,

Protect and guide us in the way. 4 Immortal honour, endless fame,

Attend the Almighty Father's name :
The Saviour Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died ;
And equal adoration be,
Eternal Paraclete, to Thee! Amen.

St. Gregory.
5. Dryden. (tr.)

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SPIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed Thine influence from above;
And still from age to age convey
The wonders of this sacred day !

2 In every clime, by every tongue,

Be God's amazing glory sung ;
Through all the listening earth be taught
The acts our risen Redeemer wrought.

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3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide!

Still o'er Thy favoured church preside!
Still may mankind Thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love! Amen.

R. W. Kyle.

Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-week.

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HOLY

Ghost, dispel our sadness,
Pierce the clouds of sinful night;
Come, Thou source of sweetest gladness,

Breathe Thy Life, and spread Thy Light!
Loving Spirit, God of Peace !
Great Distributor of grace !

this congregation,
Hear, O hear our supplication !

Rest upon

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From that height which knows no measure,

As a gracious shower descend,
Bringing down the richest treasure

Men can wish, or God can send !
O Thou Glory, shining down
From the Father and the Son,

Grant us Thy illumination !
Rest upon this congregation !

3 Be our Friend on each occasion,

God! omnipotent to save ! When we die, be our salvation,

When we're buried, be our grave !

And, when from the grave we rise,
Take us up above the skies;

Seat us with Thy saints in glory,
There for ever to adore Thee! Amen.

P. Gerhardt. Jacobi and Toplady. (trs.)

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Trinity Sunday.

146.
HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty !
Early in the morning our song shall rise to

Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and Mighty!

God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity! 2 Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around

the glassy sea, Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 3 Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee, Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory

may not see, Only Thou art holy, there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love, and purity. 4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty ! All Thy works shall praise Thy Name in

earth and sky and sea ;
Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and Mighty !
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity!
Amen.

Bp. R. Heber.

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Mighty Father ! Blessed Son!
Holy Spirit! Three in One!
Evermore Thy will be done !

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Threefold is Thy glorious might,
Threefold is Thy Name of light,
Holy ! Awful! Infinite !

3 Threefold let our praises be,

Great mysterious One, to Thee !
Undivided Trinity !

4 Holy, holy, holy Lord !

God Almighty! Father ! Word !
Spirit! Three in One adored !

5 Threefold is Thy love to me,

Threefold let my graces be,
Faith, and Hope, and Charity.

6 Mighty Father! Blessèd Son!

Holy Spirit ! Three in One!
Evermore Thy will be done! Amen.

7. S. B. Monsell.

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ROUND the Lord in glory seated,

Cherubim and Seraphim Filled His temple, and repeated

Each to each the alternate hymn :

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