317. Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness

1 Holy Ghost, 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 which knows no measure,
As a gracious shower descend,
Bringing down the richest treasure
Man can wish, or God can send.

2 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;
Blessèd Spirit, God of peace!
Rest upon this congregation,
With the fullness of Your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness
Title: Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1648)
Translator: John Christian Jacobi (c. 1725; alt.)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Composer: George Henry Day (1940)
Meter: D
Key: F Major
Key: f minor

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