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330. Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness

1 Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness,
pierce the clouds of sinful night;
come, O source of sweetest gladness,
breathe your life and spread your light.
Loving Spirit, God of peace,
great distributor of grace,
rest upon this congregation;
hear, O hear our supplication.

2 From that height which knows no measure,
as a gracious show'r descend;
bringing down the richest treasure
man can wish or God can send.
Heav'nly Glory, shining down
from the Father and the Son,
grant us your illumination;
rest upon this congregation.

3 Come, O best of all donations
God can give, or we implore;
having your sweet consolations
we need wish for nothing more.
Come with unction and with pow'r,
on our souls our graces show'r;
author of the new creation,
make our hearts your habitation.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness
Title: Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1648)
Translator: John Christian Jacobi (1725)
Translator: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) (1776; alt. 1990, mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Holy Spirit: Comforter; Holy Spirit: Prayers to; Holy Spirit: Regenerator
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeos (1551)
Key: F Major

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