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163. Holy Spirit, source of gladness

1 Holy Spirit, source of gladness,
Shine amid the clouds of night;
O'er our weariness and sadness
Breathe thy life and shed thy light;

2 Send us thine illumination;
Banish all our fears at length;
Rest upon this congregation,
Spirit of unfailing strength.

3 Let that love which knows no measure
Now in quickening showers descend,
Bringing us the richest treasure
Man can wish or God can send.

4 Hear our earnest supplication;
Every struggling heart release;
Rest upon this congregation,
Spirit of eternal peace.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, source of gladness
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer: D. E. Jones
Meter: 8s & 7s
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #130, 41, or 92.

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