740. Holy Spirit, End Our Sadness

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 distributer 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 what e'er would harm us,
Both from error and from sin.
Guard us, less 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.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, end our sadness
Title: Holy Spirit, End Our Sadness
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76
Translator: J. C. Jacobi, 1670-1750 (alt.)
Translator: A. M. Toplady, 1740-78 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Tune Information
Composer: George Day, 1883-1966
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: f minor
Copyright: © Church Pension Fund

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