Scripture Verse

The communion of the Holy Ghost. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Introduction

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Charles Coffin
1676–1749

Words: Charles Cof­fin, in the Pa­ris Bre­vi­a­ry, 1736 (O fons amor­is, Spir­it­us). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Tal­lis’ Ord­in­al Tho­mas Tal­lis, cir­ca 1567 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Tallis
1505–1585

Lyrics

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,
Eternal Fount of love,
Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts
With fire from Heav’n above.

As Thou in bond of love dost join
The Father and the Son,
So fill us all with mutual love,
And knit our hearts in one.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.