252. Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness

1 Spirit, come, 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
we can wish, or God can send.

2 Author of the new creation,
anoint us with your power.
Make our hearts your habitation;
with your grace our spirits shower.
Hear, O hear our supplication,
blessed Spirit, God of peace!
Rest upon this congregation
with the fullness of your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit, come, dispel our sadness
Title: Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)
Translator: John C. Jacobi (1670-1750)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87D
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-6; Joel 2:18-32; 2 Corinthians 1:18-22; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6; 2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2; Galatians 4:1-7
Topic: Pentecost
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87D
Key: g minor
Source: Geistliche Volkslieder, 1858

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