Number: 317
Title: Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness
Composer: Trans. John Christian jacobi, c. 1725; alt.George Henry Day, 1940
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1648
Theme: Holy Spirit

1.  Holy Ghost, 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,
    Come, 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.