Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,

With Your life giving powers;

Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.

Look how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys;

Our souls can neither fly nor go

To reach eternal joys.

In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise;

Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.

Dear Lord, and shall we ever live

At this poor dying rate?

Our love so faint, so cold to You,

And Yours to us so great!

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With Your life giving powers;

Come, shed abroad the Savior’s love

And that shall kindle ours.