1 Holy Spirit, end our sadness,
pierce the clouds of sinful night;
come, O Source of sweetest gladness,
breathe your life and spread your light!
Hear, O hear our supplication,
loving Spirit, God of peace!
Rest upon this congregation,
great distributor of grace!
2 From the height which knows no measure
as a gracious show'r descend,
bringing down the richest treasure
we can wish, or God can send!
Help us flee whate'er would harm us,
both from error and from sin.
Guard us, lest the world alarm us;
holy fountain, cleanse within.
3 Be our friend on each occasion,
God, omnipotent to save;
when we die, be our salvation,
when we're buried, be our grave.
Seat us with your saints in glory,
when from out the grave we rise;
then forever we'll adore you,
round your throne above the skies.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #594
|First Line:||Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness|
|Title:||Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness|
|German Title:||O du allersüßte Freude|
|Translator:||Johann Christian Jacobi (1725)|
|Alterer:||Augustus Toplady (1776)|
This text has been mis-attributed to other authors, but is clearly the work of the above-named author.