Come holy sp'rit (Edmund Hooper)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-24)  CPDL #41226:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-09-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come holy sp'rit
Composer: Edmund Hooper
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569
Description: This tune from Daman's Psalter, 1569. Hooper's harmonization first published in The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Thomas Este) in 1592. Words by an unknown author, apparently first appearing in the English Psalter of 1561 (Julian 1907).

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Original text and translations

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Come holy sp'rit, the God of might,
conforter of us all:
teach us to know thy word aright,
that wee doe never fall.

O holy Ghost, visite our coast, defend us with thy shield:
Against all sinne and wickedness, Lord, help us winne the field.

Lord, keep our King and his councell,
and give them will and might:
To persevere in thy Gospell,
which can put sinne to flight:

O Lord, which givest thy holy word,
send preachers plentiously:
That in the same wee may accord,
and therein live and dye.

O holy Spirit direct aright, the preachers of thy word:
That thou by them maist cut down sinne, as it were with a sword.

Depart not from those pastors pure, but aide them at all neede.
Which brake to us the bread of life whereon our soules doe feede.

O blessed Spirit ot truth keepe us in peace and unitie:
Keep us from sects and errors all, and from all papistry.

Convert all those that are our feos, and bring them to thy light:
That they and wee may well agree, and praise thee day and night.

O Lord, increase our faith in us, and love so to abound:
That man and wife be voide of strife and neighbours about us round.

In our time give thy peace (O Lord)
to nations far and nye:
And teach them all thy holy word,
that wee may sing to thee.

All glory to the Trinitie, that is of mighties most,
The living Father and the Sonne, and eke the holy Ghost.

As it hath beene in all the time, that hath beene heerefore:
As it is now and so shall bee, henceforth for evermore.