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 your graces show'r;
author of the new creation,
make our hearts your habitation.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #392
|First Line:||Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness|
|Title:||Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness|
|German Title:||O du allersüßte Freude|
|Alterer:||Augustus Toplady (1776)|
|Translator:||Johann Christian Jacobi (1725)|
This text has been mis-attributed to other authors, but is clearly the work of the above-named author.