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Text:Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness
Author, st. 1, 3:Paul Gerhardt
Author, st. 2:Jane Marshall
Translator, st. 1, 3:John Christian Jacobi
Harmonizer:Richard Proulx

253. Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness

1 Spirit, come, dispel our sadness;
pierce the clouds of nature’s night;
come, O Source of joy and gladness,
breathe your life, and spread your light.
From the height that knows no measure,
as a gracious shower descend,
bringing down the richest treasure
we can wish, or God can send.

2 Let your fire heal our dissensions,
let your flame refine our goals,
let your peace resolve our tensions,
send your dove to soothe our souls.
Let your wind flow fresh within us,
sweeping clean all hate and strife
from our hearts; O come and win us
for a more abundant life.

3 Author of the new creation,
come, anoint us with your power.
Make our hearts your habitation;
with your grace our spirits shower.
Hear, O hear our supplication,
blessed Spirit, God of peace!
Rest upon this congregation
with the fullness of your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit, come, dispel our sadness
Title: Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness
Original Language: German
Author, st. 1, 3: Paul Gerhardt (1648)
Translator, st. 1, 3: John Christian Jacobi (c. 1725, alt.)
Author, st. 2: Jane Marshall (1975)
Meter: 87.87D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Present in the Holy Spirit: Power and Work; Church; Conflict (2 more...)
Copyright: St. © 1975 Hinshaw Music, Inc.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Richard Proulx (1986)
Meter: 87.87D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1830
Copyright: harm. © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.

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