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Orlando Gibbons Come, Holy Ghost

Anthems, Communion Anthems, Introits, Benedictions and Responses
Keyboard [organ/piano], Unaccompanied [a cappella]
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SATB and Organ. How can you go wrong with Orlando Gibbons? This is the original Song 44. A beautiful setting of an English translation of the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, published in George Wither's collection The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623). Perfect as an introit, a short anthem, or a communion motet. Yes, it's well known and well loved, and you can find many versions of it elsewhere (but now you don't need to!)

Translation by George Wither (1588-1667)

Come, Holy Ghost, the Maker, come;
Take in the souls of thine thy place;
Thou whom our hearts had being from,
Oh, fill them with thy heav'nly grace.

Thou art that Comfort from above,
The Highest doth by gift impart;
Thou spring of life, a fire of love,
And the anointing Spirit art.


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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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