Come, thou holy Paraclete (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-27)  CPDL #42114:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come, thou holy Paraclete
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Tune: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Lyricist: John Mason Neale

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 777. D

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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1  Come, thou holy Paraclete,
And from thy celestial seat
Shed thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near,
Giver of all gifts, be here;
Come, the soul's true radiancy.

2  Come, of comforters the best,
Of the soul the sweetest guest,
Come in toil refreshingly.
Thou in labour, rest most sweet,
Thou art shadow from the heat,
Comfort in adversity.

3  O thou Light, most pure and blest,
Shine within the inmost breast
Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought;
Every holy deed and thought
Comes from thy divinity.

4  What is soilèd, make thou pure;
What is wounded, work its cure;
What is parchèd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend;
What is frozen, warmly tend;
Straighten what goes erringly.

5  Fill thy faithful, who confide
In thy power to guard and guide,
With thy sevenfold mystery.
Here, thy grace and virtue send;
Grant salvation in the end,
And in heaven, felicity.