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Inventress of the vocal frame.;
former narrow bounds, And added length to solemn sounds, With nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before.
Let old Timotheus yield the prize,
Or both divide the crown ;
She drew an angel down.
VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS,
Creator spirit, by whose aid
O source of uncreated light,
Plenteous of grace, descend from high,
does heaven and earth command.
Refine and purge our earthly parts;
Chace from our minds the infernal foe; And peace,
the fruit of love, bestow; And, lest our feet should step astray, Protect and guide us in the way.
Make us eternal truths receive,
Immortal honour, endless fame,