From Thy bright heavenly throne!
Come take possession of our souls,
And make them all Thine own!
Best Gift of God above,
The Living Spring, the Living Fire,
Sweet Unction, and True Love!
Finger of God's right Hand,
His promise, teaching little ones,
To speak and understand!
With love our hearts inflame,
And with Thy strength which ne'er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.
True peace unto us bring,
And through all perils guide us safe,
Beneath Thy sacred wing.
Through Thee the Eternal Son,
And Thee the Spirit of them Both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.
And to the risen Son;
The same to Thee, O Paraclete,
While endless ages run.