Creator Spirit, by whose aid (Henry Carey)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-08-30). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-08-30). Score information: A4, 1 page, 125 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.
Title: Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Composer: Henry Carey
Lyricist: John Dryden
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 88. 88. 88
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
Description: The words are a translation of Veni Creator Spiritus. See Surrey for other settings using this melody. Descants to the hymn are available by Alan Gray and Andrew Sims.
Original text and translations
Creator Spirit, by whose aid
the world’s foundations first were laid,
come, visit every humble mind;
come, pour thy joys on humankind;
from sin and sorrow set us free,
and make thy temples worthy thee.
O 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.
Plenteous of grace, come from on high,
rich in thy sevenfold energy;
make us eternal truth receive,
and practice all that we believe;
give us thyself, that we may see
the Father and the Son by thee.