COME, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire;
   Let us Thine influence prove,
Source of the old prophetic fire,
    Fountain of light and love.
2  Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee
    The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the Truth, Thyself the key,
    Unseal the sacred book.
3  Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,
    Brood o’er our nature’s night;
On our disordered spirits move,
    And let there now be light.
4  God, through Himself, we then shall know
    If Thou within us shine,
And sound, with all Thy saints below,
    The depths of love divine.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88