Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Holy Ghost" lyrics, Paul Gerhardt (March 12, 1607-May 27, 1676),
was born in Grafenhainichen (near Wittenberg), Germany and
achieved fame as a Lutheran pastor and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Holy Ghost", Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (November 20, 1765-June 8, 1814),
was born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany and
became famous as a theologist, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Holy Ghost
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Paul Gerhardt (March 12, 1607
to May 27, 1676)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (November 20, 1765 to
June 8, 1814)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness; Pierce the clouds of nature's night"
First Publication Date:
Holy Ghost Lyrics
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.