Words: , in Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Mel­i­ca, by , 3rd edi­tion, 1648 (O du al­ler­süss­te Freude); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by , cir­ca 1725; al­tered by , 1776, and others.

Music: Him­mel, (1765-1814). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Hyfrydol, , 1830

Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness;
Pierce the clouds of nature’s night;
Come, great 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
Man can wish, or God can send.

Author of the new creation,
Come with blessing and with power.
Make our hearts your habitation;
On our souls Your graces shower.
Hear, O hear our supplication,
Blessèd Spirit, God of peace!
Rest upon this congregation,
With the fullness of Your grace.