Come, Holy Ghost (Be Not Afraid) | Pentecost Hymn of the Week


Verse 1
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with thy grace and heav’nly aid
To fill our hearts which thou hast made,
To fill our hearts which Thou has made.

Verse 2
O Comforter, to thee we cry,
Thou heav’nly gift of God most high;
Thou fount of life, and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above,
And sweet anointing from above.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.
Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Verse 4
Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,
And Holy Spirit with them one;
And may the Son on us bestow
All gifts that from the Spirit flow,
All gifts that from the Spirit flow.

Historic Reference: Veni Creator Spiritus
Text: Latin hymn, attributed to Rhabanus Maurus (c. 800), additional chorus by Raymond G. Mills (2005)
Music: Bruce Benedict and Raymond G. Mills (2005)
Meter: with refrain
Copyright: ©2006 Raymond G. Mills (BMI); Cardiphonia Music (ASCAP)

A quote from the song "Come, Holy Ghost" reads "Be not afraid, where you go, there I am with you!"

This hymn is featured in our Hymn of the week playlist!


Cardiphonia / Bruce Benedict Video

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Video

This video has an introduction, and then is followed by great commentary on the song and the theology of the Holy Spirit, by Greg Scheer.

Lyric Video

additional resources


Hymnary has lots of helpful information on hymns, including scans of hymnal pages, and text comparisons.

Cardiphonia –
Pentecost Songs

Check out Cardiphonia, they have a whole album of Ascension songs by various artists and songwriters!


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